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This silver Hermès wine taster (tastevin) perfectly captures early 20th century decadence. Seeking one out from arguably one of the finest purveyors of luxury goods, pushes the concept to the extreme. Not that we would have it any other way.
Hermès needs no introduction. The French luxury goods manufacturer’s history dates back to 1837, when Thierry Hermès first established a harness workshop in the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris, dedicated to serving European noblemen. Over its history, Hermès has been known as a destination for individuals of refinement and discernment, seeking articles of exclusive design and high quality.
Made by renowned Parisian silversmith Ravinet d'Enfert, for Hermès Paris, this wine taster is refined and elegant in design. The silver case features an engine-turned pattern, with a small circle on the inner base kept bare, usually reserved for owners to monogram their initials onto. The soldered handle on the back of the pot, allowing to hold the taster to the mouth, has a design reminiscent of Hermès’ equestrian origins. Outside of the tray, the manufactures hallmarks and "Hermès Paris" are neatly displayed.
Whether used for its original function by a wine lover, or repurposed for alternate use as an ashtray or catchall, we hope that the refined decadence of this silver Hermès objet d'art will endure.
If sold within the United Kingdom, this vintage Hermès tastevinwill be subject to 20% VAT.
Ravinet d'Enfert for Hermès
75mm x 93mm (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. Some oxidisation is visible on the inside and the outside rim which can be polished off.
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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.