Antique French Puiforcat Sterling Silver Julep Cup, Tumbler or Timbale, David
Antique French Puiforcat Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup, Tumbler or Timbale, "David". 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 to vintage French Puiforcat hallmarked sterling silver wine or mint julep cup, tumbler or "timbale" with "David" dedication or inscription! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, 1st quality for. 950 silver content the tiny number "1" within the mark designates 95% pure and so higher than the. 925 standard for sterling silver. The silversmith mark is, of course, for the world renowned Maison Puiforcat (EP for Emile Puiforcat), long lauded for the finest of finery and maker to royalty. "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. This one weighs a heavy 95 grams and is in fine condition as you can see from the images. Hard to photograph these smooth silver pieces, the dark spots you see are reflections, including the camera lens.
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- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Age: 1890-1930
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Featured Refinements: Sterling Julep Cup