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ANTIQUE SILVER WINE TASTERS

Click on the images to see enlarged photos of the silver wine tasters you are interested in. Our antique silver wine tasters are available for online purchase as well as being available within our store in the London Silver Vaults. All of our silver wine tasters purchased online will be delivered with free transit insurance. You may also be interested in our Antique Silver Wine Ewers.

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Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased fluted decoration, a cast spiral handle, and sitting on a flat base. Made in Paris, France ca. 1880, with a Minerva 2nd Quality mark, indicating 800 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 7.5 cms (3 inches),  height 2 cms (0.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 50g (1.6 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased fluted decoration, a cast spiral handle, and sitting on a flat base. Made in Paris, France ca. 1880, with a Minerva 2nd Quality mark, indicating 800 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 7.5 cms (3 inches), height 2 cms (0.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 50g (1.6 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver French wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased swirl-fluted and dimple decoration, a loop handle with plain thumb-piece, and sitting on a concave base with nine hand-chased beads running around the inside. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 1st Quality mark, indicating 950 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver wine taster or testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 3 cms (1.3 inch), and it weighs approx. 100g (3.2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver French wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased swirl-fluted and dimple decoration, a loop handle with plain thumb-piece, and sitting on a concave base with nine hand-chased beads running around the inside. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 1st Quality mark, indicating 950 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver wine taster or testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 3 cms (1.3 inch), and it weighs approx. 100g (3.2 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver wine taster made by Mappin & Webb of London in 1971. Length 11 cms (4.25 inches), diameter 8 cms (3.25 inches), depth 3 cms (1.25 inches). Weight approx. 3 troy ounces (93g).

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Sterling silver wine taster made by Mappin & Webb of London in 1971. Length 11 cms (4.25 inches), diameter 8 cms (3.25 inches), depth 3 cms (1.25 inches). Weight approx. 3 troy ounces (93g).

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Antique Victorian French 1st Quality (950 standard) silver wine-taster, made in ca. 1900. Diameter 7.5 cms (3 inches).

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Antique Victorian French 1st Quality (950 standard) silver wine-taster, made in ca. 1900. Diameter 7.5 cms (3 inches).

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Antique Victorian French 1st Quality (950 standard) silver wine-taster, made in ca. 1890. Diameter 8 cms (3.25 inches).

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Antique Victorian French 1st Quality (950 standard) silver wine-taster, made in ca. 1890. Diameter 8 cms (3.25 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased fluted and ball decoration, a loop handle with thumb-piece, and sitting on a flat base. Made in Paris, France ca. 1880, with a Minerva 2nd Quality mark, indicating 800 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 58g (1.9 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased fluted and ball decoration, a loop handle with thumb-piece, and sitting on a flat base. Made in Paris, France ca. 1880, with a Minerva 2nd Quality mark, indicating 800 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 58g (1.9 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver French wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased swirl-fluted decoration, a cast snake head loop handle, and sitting on a concave base with eleven hand-chased beads running around the inside. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 1st Quality mark, indicating 950 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver wine taster or testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 3 cms (1.3 inch), and it weighs approx. 90g (3 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver French wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased swirl-fluted decoration, a cast snake head loop handle, and sitting on a concave base with eleven hand-chased beads running around the inside. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 1st Quality mark, indicating 950 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver wine taster or testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 3 cms (1.3 inch), and it weighs approx. 90g (3 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased swirl-fluted decoration and punched bead-work, a loop handle with thumb-piece, and sitting on a concave base. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 2nd Quality mark, indicating 800 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 105g (3.4 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased swirl-fluted decoration and punched bead-work, a loop handle with thumb-piece, and sitting on a concave base. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 2nd Quality mark, indicating 800 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 105g (3.4 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased grape-vine decoration, a cast snake head loop handle, and sitting on a concave base with eight hand-chased beads running around the inside. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 1st Quality mark, indicating 950 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 87g (2.8 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian Silver wine taster, having a round body, with hand-chased grape-vine decoration, a cast snake head loop handle, and sitting on a concave base with eight hand-chased beads running around the inside. Made in Paris, France ca. 1890, with a Minerva 1st Quality mark, indicating 950 standard silver. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver wine taster testavine are diameter 8 cms (3 inches), and height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 87g (2.8 troy ounces).

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Learn more about antique silver WINE TASTERS here.

Antique Silver WINE TASTERS description:

A small shallow circular vessel used by vintners, wine stewards, and connoisseurs to judge the colour, clarity, and taste of wine.

Antique Silver WINE TASTERS history:

The earliest known examples in England date from the mid 17th century. They were made throughout the Georgian and Victorian periods and are still being made today but in very small numbers.

Antique Silver WINE TASTERS design:

Early examples were often made with two opposing handles, but later Georgian and Victorian versions only had one flat horizontal handle supported by a vertical ring so that the index finger and thumb could be used. Many of the later Georgian and Victorian examples were made with raised bases sometimes with raised dimples or hollows. This allowed the clarity and colour of the wine, when swirled, to be examined more accurately. The walls were also often engraved or chased with fluting, floral decoration, grapevine work, or styalised decoration of various designs.

Antique Silver WINE TASTERS collectors note:

The very early 17th and 18th century examples were often quite flimsy in construction with crude chasing and/or punch bead decoration, together with simple wire scroll handles. The handles, handle joints, and main body should be inspected closely for any cracks, holes, or repairs.



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