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Spanish coin, cup???

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mpreed




Joined: 30 Jun 2013
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Location: West Lebanon, NH

Posted: 30/06/2013 
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I've had this 'cup' for several years and have no clue what it's purpose or maker is. Have enjoyed researching both questions, but need help!! Base is made using a 1777 milled Spain silver coin. Maker's mark just under the lip of the 'cup' is the letter 'M' over the letter 'G'. Any clues I seem to be missing or answers to "What Is It!" would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, in advance!

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mpreed




Joined: 30 Jun 2013
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Location: West Lebanon, NH

Posted: 30/06/2013 
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Here are some other images of my 'cup'.

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tomnik




Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 279
Location: Norwich

Posted: 30/06/2013 
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As to 'what' it is, I would think the item is a TASTEVIN, which is a is a small, shallow silver cup or saucer traditionally used by winemakers and sommeliers when judging the maturity and taste of a wine.
I think the mark you show is a Spanish silver maker's mark (usually accompanied by a pentagram mark which would indicate the silver quality of .915). Others may help further here.
Best regards
John
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