The wine taster has a handle in the form of snakes. It is hallmarked with Mercury looking to the left used in France to denote 80% silver purity items made for export. There is also a maker's mark that is hard to decipher. It was probably made at the end of 19th century, start of 20th. Condition is perfect. Length with handle: 3.5 inches, bowl: 2.5 inches, height: 3/4 inches, weight: 1.4 oz.