Wine taster, Possibly Louis-Joseph Thomas (active 1795–98), Silver, French, Paris

Wine taster

Maker:
Possibly Louis-Joseph Thomas (active 1795–98)
Date:
1794–97
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 × 3 in. (2.5 × 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.155
Not on view
Inscription: Incised below lip: DENIS DEMORTIERE

Marking: [1] Possibly L J T, a sheaf of wheat (maker's mark)
[2] Head of Apollo, numeral 1 to right, in oval (First standard silver, 1794-97)
[3] Cock with numeral 1 to right, in vertical octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1798-1809)
[4] Head of old man, flanked by numerals 8 and 5 in reverse (Paris medium excise mark for gold and silver, 1798-1809)

Location of marks:
[1] on bottom
[2] under handle
[3], [4] below lip
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)