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An extremely rare George I Wine Taster made in London in 1724 by John Edwards II.


The Wine Taster is modelled in one of the rarest designs which can be found in England during this period. This example is circular in form, with a flared rim, and domed cetral section. This example is very well marked and is engraved with the contemporary prick dot initials SB below the date 1727. John Edwards II was an important silversmith and was subordinate Goldsmith to the King and appears in the Jewel Office records from 1723-1743.

This design of Taster is particularly rare and examples seldom turn up on the market. A similar form is shown in The Collectors Dictionary of the Silver & Gold of Great Britain & North America, page 343 and The Book of Wine Antiques, by Butler & Walking, page 100. It is especially rare to find Wine Tasters from the George I period and this example is in excellent condition, with a fine colour and good marks.

Diameter: 3.8 inches, 9.5cm.

Height: 0.8 inches, 2cm.