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Silver wine taster with kidney-shaped thumb-piece, by Pierre Desnos

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An image of Wine taster. Desnos, Pierre II, silversmith (French, 18th century). The circular bowl has slightly bulbous sides, and slightly raised base. The kidney shaped thumb-piece is attached to the bowl by leaf-shaped scrolls, undher wish is a finger ring. The upper surface is inscribed 'AVEC LE TEMPS' and engraved with a flaming heart and a cupid holding a hammer. The side of the bowl is inscribed 'J Laisney'. Silver, height, to top of handle, 4.4 cm, width, rim to handle, 11.5 cm, weight, whole, 120 g, 1754. Louis XV.

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Wine taster. Desnos, Pierre II, silversmith (French, 18th century). The circular bowl has slightly bulbous sides, and slightly raised base. The kidney shaped thumb-piece is attached to the bowl by leaf-shaped scrolls, undher wish is a finger ring. The upper surface is inscribed 'AVEC LE TEMPS' and engraved with a flaming heart and a cupid holding a hammer. The side of the bowl is inscribed 'J Laisney'. Silver, height, to top of handle, 4.4 cm, width, rim to handle, 11.5 cm, weight, whole, 120 g, 1754. Louis XV.

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  • Accession Number: M.58-1961
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/1.0
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 916 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
  • Filesize: 134.98kB
  • Exposure time: 10/600
  • Fnumber: 0/10
  • Captured: 2007:06:29 11:25:05

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18th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC bowl circular cupids engraved finger ring Fitz_AA flaming heart French hammer handle handled hearts kidney shaped Louis XV Pierre Desnos raised silver silverware thumb-piece thumbpiece vessel wine taster wine vessel

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