Antique French Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Wine or Mint Julep Cup, Tumbler, Box
Antique French Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Wine or Mint Julep Cup, Tumbler Timbale, in Box. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Elegant antique French sterling silver "timbale", tumbler or wine cup with beautiful Art Nouveau style raised or bas relief floral decoration and in the original storage and/or presentation box! A beautiful piece and rare in the Art Nouveau style, and quite rare with the original box. The embossed label inside the box lid reads simply "Argent Controle". "Timbale" is the French term for the stemless metal goblet or tumbler used for wine, (in our case, sterling silver). The noun feminine for it is tasse, which is more like a typical cup with handle. Demi-tasse is a half or small cup. In their time, these were used for wine at the table. Some speculate this form of drinking goblet is that after which the English term for'thimble' evolved, the form or shape being that of the thimble for sewing. The goblet predates the sewing thimble, however. A long history is France, these are much sought after and bring a surprising price as many collect this particularly French wine goblet. A marvelous piece here in solid. 950 sterling silver with the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark the tiny number "1" within designates 95% pure silver, higher than the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver, it weighs 104 grams. The silversmith mark is most likely for Dessoudeix & Gignot, Paris circa 1878. Just in from France, one of only a few that we currently have available so be sure to browse some while you're with us. There are one or two small dimples around the base, as you can see in the images but it stands steady and there are no dents, etc.
Some surface darkening in spots, very light scuffing or scratches, indicative of age and light use. The box is in great shape, original clasp and no notable damage.
The cup is 3 1/8" tall and has a 2 5/8" rim diameter. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories.
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Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Wine or Mint Julep Cup, Tumbler, Box" is in sale since Friday, November 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Art Nouveau
- Age: 1850-1899
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Cups & Goblets
- Featured Refinements: Sterling Julep Cup