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1791 French Revolution Picot Nuits Wine Cup Tastevin General Picot de Dampierre

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We are offering
a very rare piece of 18thc. French history 
from the French Revolution at the time of
General Auguste-Marie-Henri Picot de Dampierre
(Picot nuits) (Picot nights) this piece is dated 1791

This Silver wine tasting cup or Tastevin
is engraved with the inscription Picot Nuits 1791

18th c French silver Marks of the period
on both the handle 
and the body of the cup
(very small marks photographed through magnification)

Very good age-related condition 
Please see all photos for actual condition

Approximate Dimensions: 
Height               3/4"       
Max. Length    3 1/2"
Cup width        2 3/4"

weight.    63 g.

BornAugust 19, 1756, Paris,
Auguste Marie Henri Picot de Dampierre, styled the Marquis de Dampierre 
and usually known as Dampierre, 
he was a French general during the time of the French Revolution. 
He served in many of the early battles of the War of the First Coalition.
 At the battle of Valmy , he commanded division of the army of Dumouriez , 
but he became famous for his exploits at the Battle of Jemappes
Marching at the head of the Flanders regiment and battalion of Paris volunteers , 
he attacked six enemy battalions threatening Beurnonville and
aiding Beurnonville 's successful advance. 


He died in Valenciennes in 1793 .

DiedMay 8, 1793, Valenciennes, France

ID.  50           Loc. D