Antique silver tastevin (wine taster), French 18th century. *
Double entwined loop serpent handle, engraved: J * BOIHET.
Impressed makers mark on both the handle and the base “PG”, possibly Pierre Guery of Fontenay-Le-Comte, circa 1780.
3 3/8” (8.6cm) diameter, 4 1/2” (11.4cm) across the handle, 1” (2.5cm) high at the handle.
* In the 17th and 18th century the standard of French silver was .958, or 95.8% silver.