13th Jan, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

Jewellery, Watches & Silver

Lot 2263


A Louis XV French Provincial Silver Wine-Taster or Tasse à Vin
by Germain Dezeustre, dit Durand, in Collaboration With Benoit Julien, Trévoux, Juridiction de Lyon, Before 1760

the bowl tapering cylindrical and on milled short foot, with serpent handle, the rim engraved 'C Bauchaine'
11cm wide over handle, 8.5cm diameter, 3oz 17dwt, 120gr

Germain Dezeutre seems to have specialised in making wine-tasters or tasse à vin such as the present example, often in collaboration with other silversmiths and typically engraved with the name of its owner. Indeed a number of examples are recorded by M. Chalabi, M.-R. Jazé-Charvolin, et al. in the exhibition catalogue L'orfèvrerie de Lyon et de Trévoux de XVe au XXe siècle, Paris, 2000, p. 127 and p. 261, fig. 100.

Sold for £380
Estimated at £250 - £350


Marked under base. The marks are generally clear. There is some overall surface scratching and wear, consistent with age and use. The bowl is rather bruised and the foot is pushed up slightly into the body.


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Auction: Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 13th Jan, 2024

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