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Crafted from silver by the famed smiths, Ravinet d’Enfert, this elegant Hermès tastevin integrates distinctly nautical inspirations through the rope detailing found on the rim of the piece.
While the history of Hermès is more closely entwined with luxury saddle and harness making for noblemen, this elegant piece draws upon nautical inspirations instead, as can be seen from the nautical rope detailing found encircling the rim of the tastevin.
A tastevin was traditionally used by traders and tasters to assess the health and quality of the wine and was often carried around users’ necks on a chain or in their pockets. The silvered colour of the tastevin was supposed to help with reflecting light, allowing users to examine the colour of the wine more easily.
Forged by Ravinet d’Enfert, famed silversmiths located in Paris, for Hermès, the piece is an excellent specimen of the period. The rope detailing on the tastevin extends outwards, forming a stylised loop that doubles up as a handle, allowing the taster to hold it up to their mouth. In keeping with its age, the piece has developed an attractive patina that enhances its vintage charm.
Whether used for its original purpose or as a catchall or ashtray, this beautifully-crafted Hermès tastevin is the perfect complement to a sideboard or work desk.
If sold within the United Kingdom, this
Hermès tastevin will be subject to 20% VAT.
35mm height x 85mm diameter; 109mm including handle
This Hermès tastevin remains in good condition, for an object of its age. The maker’s hallmark emblem, together with Hermès Paris stamp, are clearly visible. The bottom displays some minor scratches, consistent with wear.
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Maker of colourful scarfs, delicate perfumes and curious timepieces, Hermès has diversified quite a lot since its equestrian beginnings in 1837. It was founded by the harness-maker, Thierry Hermès, when he opened his first workshop on rue Basse-du-Rempart in Paris. At the time, horse-drawn carriages were the main mode of transportation, so he was kept in good business by the constant need of local Parisians and their preferred means of transport. Read the full story in The Journal.