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A Very Fine Cast Sterling Silver Port Decanter Label London 1812

Heading : A sterling silver decanter label/ bottle ticket
Date : Hallmarked in London in 1812 for Thomas Phipps, Edward Robinson and James Phipps
Period : George III 1812
Origin : London England

Decoration : Two young men the first holding an oenochoe and wine bottle , the second carrying a basket laden with picked grapes above the head of a satyr, namely bacchus.
Size :  The label 6cms wide and 5cms height. 15cms from apex of chain to base of label
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight :  37grams ( approximately 1.2 troy ounces)

One of the finest examples I have ever seen. The terms decanter label and bottle ticket must be synonymous. I was told  many years ago that "bottle tickets" we put around the necks of wine bottles as they carried no paper labels. This makes limited sense as Port for example is invariably decanted. There are newspaper and gazette advertisements for "labels for bottles" in the 1770s and 1780s but these are replaced by "wine labels" and "decanter labels" by 1790.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20121637
  • Availability: Sold
  • £325.00

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