Antique Silver Wine Label

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Object Description

A excellent quality antique sterling silver claret label of curved rectangular form and pierced for Claret. The decoration is particularly attractive having grape and vine leaf embellishment raised on two parallel borders of ribbon and reed. Good heavy weight 22 grams. Measures 6 x 4 cms. London 1805. Maker Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard.

Biography – This old established manufacturing silversmith business was originally established by Anthony Nelme c.1680 passing to Francis Nelme on his death in 1722. Thomas Whipham took over the business in 1739, passing it to his son Thomas Whipham jr in 1756 who took into partnership Charles Wright.

The business was amalgamated by Henry Chawner in 1786; Chawner, who had been Edward Barnard I’s and Barnard’s son Edward’s master, became foreman of the firm. Chawner retired in 1796 and John Emes became a partner, maintaining Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took as partner Edward Barnard II. Rebecca Emes withdrew in 1829 and Edward Barnard I became the proprietor with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading as Edward Barnard & Sons.

After the retirement of Edward Barnard I the firm was continued by Edward Barnard II (1846-1851), John Barnard I (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard III (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard II (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm became a limited liability company in 1910 trading as Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.

Object Condition

This useful little label is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with clear English silver marks on the front bottom corners. The finish is crisp and well defined.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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