"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. French sterling silver, this one weighs 54 grams. A few small dents visible to the body and around inner rim but no other damage or repairs to note. See pictures for weight and measurements. We're easy to deal with.
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_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Wine or Mint Julep Cup, Tumbler or Timbale" is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2020. 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.