Wine Taster, 1779

  • Mathieu-Pierre-Michel Lamoureaux, French, active from 1769


  • Overall: 1 3/4 × 4 1/2 × 3 3/8 inches (4.4 × 11.4 × 8.6 cm)

Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill


On View

  • Fashionable Living: S330.1


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Silver
  • Tableware
  • Drinking vessel
  • Wine taster
  • Crest

Maker's mark: M.P.L. [paschal lamb] Marks, under the rim: V [crowned with a cross] L MP B [crowned]

Inscribed, on handle: IAIMELABOUTEILLE | [man seated in a wine cask, holding a bottle in his right hand and a wine cup in his right] Inscribed, on the ribbon on the bowl: VIRTUE ET VALORE | LUCEO NON URO

Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA)

1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Mathieu-Pierre-Michel Lamoureaux, Wine Taster, 1779, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill, 70.412.