Antique French 1st std silver wine taster tastevin circa 1880, CT for Cesar Tonnelier, Minerva head 1st std. The tastevin of usual form, the lower part of bowl with a surround of concave and swirl lobate style decoration, ribbed thumb piece handle. Marked on handle and bowl and handle with maker’s mark in lozenge. Measures: Diameter 2.6 inches; length 3.5 inches; weight 35 grams.
Antique French 1st std silver wine taster tastevin circa 1880 Cesar Tonnelierby Louis Wine
Antique French 1st std silver wine taster tastevin circa 1880
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