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Re: old glass wine taster? tastevin?
« Reply #30 on: Today at 01:51:56 PM »
... but it's honestly a bit too big to have been made to wear like this  ;D (scroll down for photo of tastevin being worn)
http://www.meadowscollection.com/wineandvine2.htm

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scrolling further down the page they do indeed show a large Tastevin measuring 7.25" including handle. 
http://www.meadowscollection.com/images/invtastevin4a.jpg

They comment that it was probably supposed to do double duty to hold nuts etc as well as taste wine.  But it has cupoles and gadroons (that match with other silver smaller tastevin in design) and so they say was made to taste both red and white wine apparently, if they have both these designs on them.
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Re: old glass wine taster? tastevin?
« Reply #31 on: Today at 02:11:09 PM »
The one in the Meisenthal catalogue is described as "assiette glace taill.126 et Etoile" - so ice cream plate size 126 mm with star bottom.

No idea what year the catalogue is - I presume 1930s. It is under "Articles Divers"- on the same page as the footed and unfooted gold fish bowls which are often mistaken for leech jars.
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Re: old glass wine taster? tastevin?
« Reply #32 on: Today at 02:19:15 PM »
Oh good find Ivo, thank you!

is it identical to mine? do I have an id?

Thanks for taking the time to look for me.
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Re: old glass wine taster? tastevin?
« Reply #33 on: Today at 02:23:43 PM »
oh I've just seen the pic now - that's a good match I would say ... and icecream wont roll out.  Thanks  ;D

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