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    A Group of Ten French and English Silver Tastevine Wine Tasters, 18th-20th century
    Marks: (various)
    2 x 4-1/8 x 3-1/4 inches (5.1 x 10.5 x 8.3 cm) (largest, lady handled tastevine)
    27.5 troy ounces

    The group comprising:
    1 French lady handled tastevine with cartouches surround, Dijon, 1768-1775, marks: (crown over A), (crown over P), (crown over fleur-de-lis), 4.0 troy ounces;
    1 French twin dolphins handled tastevine, marks: (various effaced), 3.1 troy ounces;
    1 French Five Franc coin and serpent handled tastevine, marks: LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE, MICHAUT F., 5 F, 1818, B, 3.1 troy ounces;
    1 French Five Franc coin and serpent handled tastevine, marks: NAPOLEON EMPEREUR., 5 FRANCS, 1808, B, REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE., 3.6 troy ounces;
    1 French coin and Bacchus handled tastevine, marks: (Minerva), LUD. XVI. D. G. FR. ET NAV REX, SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM, 1783, inscribed: AMOUR ET VIN PRESENTS DIVINS, 2.6 troy ounces;
    1 Bizolier & Nidriche grapevine surround and serpent handled tastevine, marks: (Minerva), B & N, inscribed: MONTENGERAND A' ALBIGNY, 2.8 troy ounces;
    1 Maurice Robin et Cie thumb handled tastevine, 1903-1923, marks: (Minerva), (M-elder tree tuft-R), 2.0 troy ounces;
    1 C. J. Vander, Ltd. serpent handled tastevine, London, mid-20th century, marks: (lion passant), (leopard), d, C. J. V. Ld., 3.0 troy ounces;
    1 Ziegler and Jaquemin birds handled and scalloped surround tastevine, marks: (crab), (Z-mallet-J), 1.6 troy ounces;
    1 French convex bowl tastevine, marks: (various effaced), 1.7 troy ounces.
    10 Total.

    Condition Report*: Most are dented, nicked, scratched and well used.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    14th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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