A very pretty antique sterling silver bottle ticket with a silver chain. Excellent quality with hand engraved grape and vine detail and across the centre “Old Hock”. Weight 11 grams. Measures 5.5 x 3.3 cm. Stamped on the reverse with the lion and makers mark “MB” for Margaret Binley. Circa 1770.
Biography – Margaret Binley, London silversmith and specialist label maker. No record of apprenticeship or freedom. Presumably widow of Richard Binley. Only mark entered as smallworker 1760.