Christofle Tastevin Silver plated
This gorgeous Tastevin is silver plated and marked from the famous house of Christofle. Christofle is a French goldsmith and tableware company renowned for its high end collections. It was founded in Paris in 1830 by Charles Christofle and is still going strong today. Christofle is sought after and collected by many world wide. Size of this Tastevin is dia 7.8cm, width with handle is 10.5cm x h 3cm. Weight is 66 grms. Postage from France included.
What is a Tastevin?
Tastevins are shallow, often dimpled, cups used for tasting by professionals. These flat bottomed shallow cups, which are often worn on a ribbon around the neck, originated in Burgundy where professional wine tasters came to the general agreement that it was easier to judge the color of a red wine when it was poured in a shallow layer over the brightly reflecting silver rather than in a glass where it sat in a greater mass. So popular were such implements during the 17th and 18th centuries that even today they remain the acknowledged ceremonial symbol of Burgundy.