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Strange cup please help

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Peanut




Joined: 18 May 2008
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Posted: 18/05/2008 
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Hello, this is my first posting. I have recently bought this small cup/bowl at a vide greniere in France and have no idea of the origin. It looks as if it should have a specific use due to the design.

It has a different pattern on the back/front. It has a circular finger handle with a thumb plate over the top of the handle.

Underneath the thumb plate there are some markings which I believe to be a 5 pointed star within a square. There are 5 letters between the points of the star. They look like, starting from top left going clockwise, P E B V M/N. Next to this another square with the numbers 12G in it.

It measures 10 cm internal diameter and 3.5cm tall.

I would be gratefull for any information.

Thanks Question

Description:Cup front

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Hose_dk




Joined: 23 Mar 2008
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Location: Denmark

Posted: 18/05/2008 
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This is a sommeliers cup.
used for tasting wine.
Most likely it is silverplated.
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Peanut




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Posted: 18/05/2008 
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Thank you for that. This site is really informative and good to read through the posts.

Cathy
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