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Wine taster

Maker:
Nicolas Bouton (master at St. Germain-en-Laye 1727, active Mantes 1731–39)
Date:
mid-18th century
Culture:
French, Mantes (Paris Mint)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 7/8 × 3 1/2 in. (2.2 × 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.153
Not on view
Inscription: Inside, flanking head: S * I A / Q V E

On underside of bowl: Jacques La Vigne

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, N B (maker's mark)
[2] Probably Mantes warden's mark
[3] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1] on handle and twice below lip
[2], [3] below lip
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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