An Enamelled Bottle Ticket for "Brandy"
Heading : An enamelled "bottle ticket" for Brandy
Date : 1800-1850
Period : George III - Victoria
Origin : England or France
Decoration : Enamel on copper boat shape. Puce band around enamelled sprays of flowers and leaves and "BRANDY"
Size : The label. Ticket itself is 5.2cm wide x 4.2cm deep. Apex of chain to base of "ticket" 12cm
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight : 19g
This is not a Bilston enamel nor can it be attributed to Battersea. This may even be French. We do not know. All information appreciated.
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.
- Product Code: 20121639
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