Medium-sized Wine Taster decorated with grapes and vine leaves. On the bottom is setted a Louis XV’s coin (observe: LUD-XV-D-G-FR-Et-NAV-REX, center: king’s profile effigy; reverse: 1766-SIT-NOMEN-DOMINI-L-BENEDICTUM, in the center the Royal coat of arms and, above the crown, 1766), the coin is surrounded by small beads. The handle is composed by two stylized snakes biting a fruit.
Provenience Paris, France .
Hallmark Minerve 1838.
Silversmith Hallmark H.N. (Honoré Noiret, Paris, France, circa 1860)