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.Fine antique French Louis XVIII to Louis Philippe era sterling silver wine or mint julep cup, tumbler or "timbale" with engraved floral decoration & "DB" monogram! 950 silver 95% pure and higher than the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver.
The silversmith mark only partially legible so I'll do a bit more research. Wonderful and one of five that we're adding today so be sure to browse some while you're with us. "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. Good to very good condition. Old French sterling silver, this one weighs 69 grams.A few small dimples or dents to the base but no larger dents to the sides, no other damage or repairs to note. See pictures for weight and measurements.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.
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