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A very rare Restoration Wine Taster made in London in 1661, Maker's Mark of HB Conjoined.

The Taster is circular in form with slightly baluster sides, which are divided into punch bead panels containing very unusual floral sprigs. The base is also decorated with a large floral sprig with large flower heads, all within a beaded frame. This example has two "S" scroll wirework handles and the front is engraved with two sets of contemporary prick dot initials surrounded by a scroll cartouche. The label is in quite excellent condition, with a good colour, and still shows hammer marks, on the rim, where it was raised. The maker's mark of HB conjoined is illustrated in Jackson's "Silver & Gold Marks", page 119.

Height: 1 inch, 2.5cm.
Length, handle to handle: 3.9 inches: 9.75cm.


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