Antique Silver Wine Label

GBP 124.00

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Object Description

A handsome antique sterling silver bottle ticket in the form of a vine leaf pierced for SHERRY. Good decorative detail.
Weight 32 grams, 1 troy ounce.
Measures 8.5 x 5.8 cm.
London 1826.
Maker Thomas Edwards.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped with a full set of clear English hallmarks.

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. Sherry is produced in a variety of styles made primarily from the Palomino grape, ranging from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been allowed to oxidise as they age in barrel, such as Amontillado and oloroso.

Thomas Edwards, apprenticed to John Robins 1789. Freedom unrecorded. First mark entered as plateworker 1816. Second mark 1822. 3rd mark 1822, 4th mark 1823.

Object Literature

Wine labels, also known as “bottle tickets”, appear to have originated in the second quarter of the 18th century. They were made in many attractive designs and are a popular collecting field. Generally, the label is suspended around the neck of the bottle by a chain, although some are formed as plain collars which slip over the neck, or formed as a plain rectangle hinged from a wire ring. Among the many good makers are Hester Bateman and family, Phipps & Robinson, Samuel Bradley, Mary Binley and Paul Storr.

Object Condition

A quality little spirit label in good condition.

Object Details

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+44 (0)207 288 1939
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Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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