Tastevin Object Reg. No: SH 901466

Summary:
Tastevin kept highly polished and used to smell or check colour of wine sample.

The regular mounds on the base are designed to reflect light and check brightness of the wine. Often suspended on chain or cord around neck and used by merchants/buyers.

"The Irvine Wine Collection was acquired by Museum Victoria in 1989. It represents the history of the Great Western Vineyard and the achievements of Hans William Henry Irvine, vigneron and politician, from 1888 until 1922. It comprises 130 items ranging from publications, marketing items, packaging materials, wine labels, award medals, ceramics, illuminated address, commemorative trowel, trophy plaques, wine makers tools, and silverware."
Description:
Shallow silver cup with convex base with regular raised mounds on the surface. Base of cup relatively narrow becoming wider at the rim. On one side of the cup is a small silver scroll like handle with an inscription appearing on the opposite surface.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.50 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 7.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: great western, rural victoria, trades, viticulture, viticulture winemaking, wine, wineries
Themes this item is part of: Great Western Winery Timeline 1858-1922, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922), Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Viticulture & Wine Making
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: Engraved: J.J. Hardy/ADELAIDE.
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in A.D.B.

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