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. Gorgeous 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, spiral fluted body and raised rocaille framed medallion with interlaced "YD" monogram!
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.
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 83 grams. A small dimple or two possible on the base but no larger dents, damage or repairs to note. There is also a bit of darkening visible in the recessed areas but that really only accentuates the beauty of the pattern. We're easy to deal with.
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