Antique French Sterling Silver Mint Julep or Wine Cup, Tumbler or "Timbale", Rococo Style. 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 Napoleon III to Belle Epoque era sterling silver wine or mint julep cup, tumbler or "timbale" with ornate Louis XIV or rococo style decoration and raised foliate & scrolling medallion with "Edmond" inscription! This one bears the tiny French Minerve or Minerva hallmark on the rear of the rim, designating it as being in. 950 silver content 95% pure so above the.925 standard for "sterling" silver. I don't see any silversmith marking so I've not been able to find reference for it as of listing. Wonderful and one of several elegant antique French cups, among other fabulous French silver pieces that we currently have available, just in from France, 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. Old French silver, it weighs 93 grams. A few small dimples to the base but no larger dents, damage or repairs to note. See pictures for weight and measurements.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. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. 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). This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.925)