Vintage French Tastevin silver plated
This gorgeous French Tastevin is silver plated, in fantastic condition and adorned with the Lion etched into the handle. Size of this Tastevin is dia 7cm, width with handle is 10.3cm x h 3cm. Weight is 87 grms. Postage from France included.
What is a Tastevin?
Tastevins are shallow, often dimpled, cups used for tasting by professionals. These flat bottomed shallow cups, which are often worn on a ribbon around the neck, originated in Burgundy where professional wine tasters came to the general agreement that it was easier to judge the color of a red wine when it was poured in a shallow layer over the brightly reflecting silver rather than in a glass where it sat in a greater mass. So popular were such implements during the 17th and 18th centuries that even today they remain the acknowledged ceremonial symbol of Burgundy.