A decorative antique silver bottle ticket with a silver chain. Rectangular form with “AMONTILLADO” engraved to the centre. Excellent quality vine decorated border. Weight 11 grams. Measures 4.8 x 3.6 cm. Birmingham 1848. Maker Yapp & Woodward. Sterling silver.
Amontillado is a variety of sherry wine characterized by being darker than fino but lighter than oloroso. It is named after the Montilla region of Spain, where the style originated in the 18th century, although the name “Amontillado” is sometimes used commercially as a simple measure of colour to label any sherry lying between a fino and an oloroso.
Yapp & Woodward
Yapp & Woodward was a Birmingham silver maker partnership, known for making visiting card cases. Yapp was also partners with Joseph Willmore at one stage and latterly both Yapp and Woodward were partners with Willmore. After the death of Woodward in 1847 Yapp entered into partnership with John Chinn.