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BATEMAN FAMILY. An extremely rare George III Wine Taster made in London in 1814 by Peter & William Bateman.

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To find English Wine Tasters is especially rare as England was not a country of wine production in comparison to France or Italy. The Wine Taster we refer to is one of the rarest designs which you could hope to find and is circular in form with a central domed section. The sides are decorated with unusual spear motifs and the front is engraved with the contemporary inscription J.A. Fructuozo, No. 6 Wallbrook. This obviously refers to the original owner and Wallbrook most probably refers to the street in the City of London near to the Mansion House. This form is illustrated on Plate 92 of The Book of Wine Antiques by Robin Butler & Gillian Walking. It is only the second we have seen over all of the years and is especially rare coming from the Bateman workshops.



Diameter: 4.5 inches, 11.25cm.

Height: 1 inch, 2.5cm.
Year
1814