Gorgeous Antique French Sterling Silver Wine or Mint Julep Cup, Tumbler or Timbale. 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.
Lovely antique to vintage French Belle Epoque era sterling silver wine or mint julep cup, tumbler or "timbale" with ornate guilloche style machined or engraved decoration, vermeil interior and interlaced monogram! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark on the side of the rim, the tiny number "1" within that mark means it's in. 950 silver 95% pure and higher than the.
925 standard for "sterling" silver. The silversmith mark is only partially legible so I've not been able to find reference.
Wonderful and one of several elegant antique French sterling pieces that we're adding today, 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 sterling silver, it weighs 54 grams. A small dimple or two possible but no larger dents, 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.