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George II brandy sauce pan London 1734 Charles Marsh A large (9.5" from handle to outer rim) George II brandy warmer with wooden handle, by Charles Marsh London 1734 .
Price: £3250.00
7994z
Pair George III coasters gadroon borders silver Sheffield 1821 Robert Gainsford A George III pair of silver wine coasters with complex gadrooned border, by Robert Gainsford Sheffield 1821 (hallmarked on the bodies and the central bosses).
Price:SOLD
7601z
 wine label

A cast wine label with integral crest engraved for HOCK, by Isaac Cookson of Newcastle (d. 1754), crested for FENWICK .
Price:SOLD

This label is described as follows in Wine Labels 1730-2003 (2004)- p. 224:
"Mid-eighteenth century cast designs are rare [in Newcastle], but not unknown. Isaac Cookson made a version of the two putti design (see fig. 744 HOCK by Isaac Cookson circa 1745) incorporating, top centre, a crest of a phoenix in flames , 'murally gorged'. This is the crest of the Fenwick family , which had several branches in the surrounding counties of Northumberland and Durham. As with all armorial labels, these labels would have to have been made to a private commission and were probably in a set of six".

This label was exhbited at the Wine Label Circle in 2003 while the BURGUNDY from the set is mentioned in the Society's Journal in 1954, the CLARET in 1957. PORT, CHAMPAGNE and another (unspecified) were referred to in 1976.

 

6646
Set six Victorian wine labels leaf cast London 1839 William Eaton A set of six Victorian cast leaf shaped wine and spirit labels pierced for PORT, SHERRY, MADEIRA, RUM, HOLLANDS and WHISKEY made by William Eaton in London in 1839 .
Price: £925.00
7647
George III pierced coaster London 1774 probably Robert Hennell crest Compton A George III pierced wine coaster with neoclassical swags, made in London in 1774, almost certainly by Robert Hennell, crested for Compton .
Price: £875.00
6990
 wine funnel A wine funnel, made in London 1796 by Henry Chawner and John Emes, initialled {EH}.
Price:SOLD
Messrs Tessier Ltd's stock-label has been left as found
3917
George III Britannia standard wine label Madeira London 1825 George Knight

A George IV Britannia standard wine label with threaded border engraved for MADEIRA, by George Knight London 1825 .
Price: £750.00

A Britannia standard Sherry label of the same year by the same maker, but with canted corners rather than rounded ends, is referred to in Wine Labels 1730-2003 on page 135. At the time of publication that label (along with a sauce label by William Knight of 1831) were the only recorded examples of a pre Victorian Britannia standard wine label . The Sherry label is in a private collection and once formed part of the collections of Sir Thomas Barlow and later that of Tony Cowdry.

7908
3 wine labels A set of three silver-gilt wine labels with a leopard's head surmounting a border of grapes pierced for MADEIRA, PORT and SHERRY, by Daniel Hockly London 1816.
Price:SOLD
5640
William IV Free Trade Wine Label Sampson Mordan Bucellas c. 1835

A William IV wine label embossed with agriculural motifs and the word 'Free' stamped twice forming a motto (all of which relate to the Free Trade movement) and pierced for BUCELLAS made c. 1835 and stamped Mordan on the reverse for Sampson Mordan and Company.

Price: £575.00

The Free Trade Movement formed the main opposition to the controversial Corn laws enacted by British Governments that imposied tariffs on imported cereals and staple foods from 1815 onwards before being repealed in 1846. These laws protected the agricultural land owners but were unpopular with an increasingly urban population, as well as many others. In 1846 Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel managed to repeal the Corn laws, with help from the Whig opposition, but in doing so caused a split in his own party.

Bucellas is a Portuguese wine region located south of the Arruda Valley. The majority of the wine produced was white and the Duke of Wellington, having taken a liking to it during the Peninsular War, did much to popularise it.


8730
George IV wine label SHERRY Cape of Good Hope John Townsend

A George IV rectangular wine label, with canted corners and a threaded border, engraved for SHERRY by John Townsend of the Cape of Good Hope (active 1824-1846) circa 1830.
Price:SOLD

Stephen Welz comments in his Cape Silver (1976) comments that 'Cape silver wine labels are rare' and Wine Labels 1730-2003 (2004) continues that the vast majority of labels were made by British silversmiths in the Cape and that 'the demand for wine labels was apparently never very great'.

John Townsend arrived in the Cape of Good Hope in 1824 and is recorded as a goldsmith and jeweller at a number of addresses between 1824 and 1846.

8182
 Travelling corkscrew A silver-cased travelling corkscrew, by Matthew Linwood of Birmingham circa 1780 .
Price: £525.00
6542
Dublin Escutcheon wine label for CLARET Dublin circa 1755 by Samuel Teare

A George III escutcheon-shaped wine label for CLARET, by Samuel Teare of Dublin circa 1755, initialled {BE}
Price: £495.00

A wine label for CALCAVELLA of similar shape and threaded border by this maker is in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland and is illustrated on page 129 of 500 years of Irish silver by Ida Delamer and Conor O'Brien (2005) as figure 23.23.

6829
Three George III Wine labels octagonal enamel letters L M S Edinburgh 1815 George McHattie

A set of three octagonal George III wine labels with canted corners made in Edinburgh circa 1815 by George McHattie- each is engraved and enamelled with a single letter: L (for Lisbon), M (for Madeira) and S (for Sherry).
Price: £495.00

 


8548
3 wine labels A set of three crescent shaped wine labels engraved for PORT, SHERRY and MADEIRA by Thomas Hyde London circa 1770 .
Price: £495.00
6203
Pair wine labels A pair of wine labels with engraved borders engraved DUBLIN and CORK, unmarked nineteenth century.
Price: £495.00
5815
Victorian Feather-edge wine label London 1854 Rawlings and Summers Goldsmiths' Company

A Victorian shaped rectangular wine label with Feather-edged border engraved for MADEIRA, by Rawlings and Summers London 1854 , crested for the Goldsmiths' Company. .
Price: £475.00

The Goldsmiths' Company of London received its Royal charter in 1327, making it the 5th Livery Company to be established. It oversees the hallmarking (a term derived from the marks being struck at Goldsmiths' Hall) of all items of precious metal marked in London.

The first labels of this design were commissioned by the Company from Margaret Binley in around 1770 and they continued to commission very similar labels until 1854. This label was one of six recorded in the catalogue of the Company silver (privately published in 1926) bought from Rawlings and Summers in 1854 (all for MADEIRA). In 1970 the Goldsmiths' Company sold 46 of the 96 labels they had purchased.

 


8450
George III Wine label Phipps London 1820 Goldsmiths Company

A George III shaped rectangular wine label with Feather-edged border engraved for MADEIRA, by Phipps and Phipps London 1820, crested for the Goldsmiths' Company. .
Price: £475.00

The Goldsmiths' Company of London received its Royal charter in 1327, making it the 5th Livery Company to be established. It oversees the hallmarking (a term derived from the marks being struck at Goldsmiths' Hall) of all items of precious metal marked in London.

The first labels of this design were commissioned by the Company from Margaret Binley in around 1770 and they continued to commission very similar labels until 1854. This label was one of six recorded in the catalogue of the Company silver (privately published in 1926) bought from Phipps and Phipps in 1820 (all for MADEIRA). In 1970 the Goldsmiths' Company sold 46 of the 96 labels they had purchased.

8048
George II escutcheon shaped wine label PORT Newcastle Isaac Cookson circa 1740

A George II escutcheon shaped wine label engraved for PORT made in Newcastle c. 1750 by Isaac Cookson (d. 1754).
Price: £450.00

 


8562
 wine label A wine label with canted corners engraved for MADEIRA, by George Lowe II Chester 1828 .
Price: £450.00
6506
4 wine labels A set of four wine labels with gadrooned borders and floral decoration pierced for PORT, CLARET, SHERRY and MADEIRA by Charles Rawlings London 1819.
Price: £440.00
4982
 wine label

A crescent wine label engraved for PORT, Chester circa 1780 by Joseph Walley of Liverpool.
Price: £425.00

3255
George II Crescent shaped wine label London circa 1750 Sandilands Drinkwater A George II crescent-shaped wine label with ears engraved for SHERRY, by Sandilands Drinkwater of London circa 1750 .
Price:SOLD
7255
Wine label for MARASCHINO Birmingham 1854 Yapp and Woodward

A pair of Victorian thread-edge wine labels engraved for MARASCHINO and CURACOA, by Yapp and Woodward Birmingham 1854 .
Price: £395.00

6863
PRENAAC wine label An eye-shaped wine label with wrigglework border engraved for PRENAAC unmarked circa 1790.
Price:SOLD
5738
George III gadrooned bottle collar London 1817 Samuel Knight PORT

A George III bottle collar with gadrooned border pierced for PORT on both sides made in London in 1817 by Samuel Knight.

Price: £395.00

 

 


8658
 wine label A kidney-shaped wine label with wrigglework border pierced for RED PORT, by John Hampston and John Prince of York circa 1780.
Price: £395.00
5566
 Wine taster A French wine taster, by Benoit Julien of Trevoux (Lyons) circa 1780, engraved "Jq BALANDRAS 1783".
Price: £380.00
4913
George III flat chased escutcheon wine label SHERRY Dublin 1810 John Townsend Matthew West

A George III escutcheon shaped wine label with flat chased decoration engraved for SHERRY, made in Dublin between 1809 and 1820 by John Townsend (retailed by [Matthew] West).
Price: £375.00

Douglas Bennett, in his two books on Irish silver (1972 and 1984), records three retailer's marks for the firm of Matthew West (M W, M. West, M. West beneath a crown) but not the one found on this wine label.

8162
George III wine label pierced border MADEIRA circa 1780 WT A George III scroll-shaped wine label with pierced border engraved MADEIRA, by WT circa 1780 .
Price: £375.00
7672
Victorian silver mounted cork Birmingham 1878 Colin Cheshire cast crest Goode Gresley Griffith A Victorian silver mounted cork finial formed as a lion passant, by Colin Cheshire Birmingham 1878, initialled {JG} for a member of the Goode, Gresley or Griffith families.
Price: £375.00
7346
George III wine label gadrooned border MADEIRA Exeter 1817 Emmanuel Levy

A George III rectangular wine label with gadrooned border and stylised acanthus cresting engraved for MADEIRA made in Exeter in 1817 by Emmanuel Levy.
Price: £365.00

Emmanuel Levy of Exeter was a pawnbroker, jeweller and silversmith and was active between 1807 and 1818. His business was then taken over by his son, Simon, who worked until 1832. According to the records of the Exeter assay office Emmanuel assayed 14 wine labels during his working life but at the time of publication of Wine Labels 1730-2003 (2004) none by Levy were recorded in collections and none have been referred to in the Wine Label Circle Journal.

 


8556
George II cast wine label Bacchanal Madeira London 1754 Drinkwater A George II cast wine label featuring bacchanal symbols, by Sandilands Drinkwater London, c. 1745 .
Price: £365.00
7905
George II escutcheon wine label WHITE WINE Sandilands Drinkwater London c. 1760

A George II escutcheon shaped wine label engraved for WHITE WINE made in London circa 1755 by Sandilands Drinkwater, initialled {SF}.
Price: £365.00

 


8422
George II cast wine label bacchanal Madeira London c.1745 Sandilands Drinkwater A George II cast wine label engraved for MADEIRA featuring bacchanalian symbols, by Sandilands Drinkwater London, c. 1745 .
Price: £365.00
7904
George III pair wine labels PORT SHERRY Threaded polygon crescents Edinburgh c. 1800 William Auld

A pair of George III wine labels of faceted crescent form with threaded borders engraved for PORT and SHERRY made in Edinburgh circa 1800 by William Auld.
Price:SOLD

A similar label engraved for GIN by this maker can be found on page 255 of Wine Labels 1730-2003.

 


8370
 wine label An escutcheon-shaped wine label with chased decoration engraved for WHITE WINE, by R.P- possibly Richard Peters of London (active 1725-1747) .
Price: £360.00
6607
George III feather-edged crescent wine label SHERRY Hester Bateman London 1780 A George III crescent shaped wine label with feather-edge borders engraved for SHERRY, by Hester Bateman London circa 1780 .
Price: £355.00
7906
George III sauce labels ANCHOVY SOY London circa 1800 by John Rich

A pair of George III sauce labels with rounded ends engraved for ANCHOVY and SOY, made in London circa 1800 by John Rich.
Price: £350.00

8311z
Four Elizabeth II wine labels feather-edge PORT SHERRY BRANDY WHISKY Sheffield 2009 Arthur Holder

A set of four Elizabeth II wine labels with feather-edge borders engraved for PORT, SHERRY, BRANDY and WHISKY made in Sheffield in 2009 by Arthur Holder.

Price: £345.00

Arthur 'Pat' Holder (1918-2016) joined the Wine Label Circle in 1992 was an enthusiastic member of the Circle and regular contributor to the Journal. Arthur had a formidable collection of antique examples, subsequently sold at auction, but was also, in his retirement, a keen silversmith. In the obituary to Holder in the Wine Label Circle Journal the author recalled that 'around 30 years ago {c. 1986}, Pat had joined a silversmithing course at Chesterfield Technical College, when he must have been past the normal retirement age, and continued to attend until last year {2015}. His work was extremely good, wine labels of course but he particularly enjoyed raising bowls and making finely pierced Fish Slices'. At the 2010 Annual General Meeting he displayed a number of the pieces he had made including 'some fine modern labels'- quite possibly including this set and he illustrated this Port in the Wine Label Circle Journal that year.

 


8686
George III wine label MADEIRA Robert Jones Liverpool circa 1790

A George III rectangular wine label with canted corners and a bright-cut border engraved for MADEIRA, by Robert Jones of Liverpool circa 1790 .
Price: £345.00

This label, or one very similar to it, is illustrated as label number 698 on page 202 of Wine Labels 1730-2003 (2003).

7449
crescent shaped wine label feather-edge border Hester Bateman circa 1780 A crescent-shaped wine label with feather-edged border engraved for RUM, made in London circa 1780 by Hester Bateman .
Price: £345.00
6798
 wine label An escutcheon-shaped wine label with chased decoration engraved for CLARET, London 1739-1755 .
Price: £345.00
6562
S wine label An enamelled S-label in red and blue, by Rawlings and Summers London 1853 .
Price:SOLD
6273
 wine label A wine label with threaded border engraved for MOSELLE, by Henry Flavelle of Dublin circa 1830 .
Price:SOLD
6265
George III wine label WHITE WINE John Walker Chester c. 1810

A George III wine label with thread-edge border engraved for WHITE WINE, by IW of Chester (John Walker of Chester or Joseph Walley of Liverpool) , c. 1800.
Price: £335.00

Labels by Joseph Walley of Liverpool (d. 1801) are recorded. If it is by him the shape would suggest that it was a late example of his work.

The other candidate for this mark is John Walker of Chester. He was the son of George Walker I of Chester and was born in 1782. John was made a member of the Goldsmiths' Company of Chester in 1808, having been apprenticed to his father, and succeeded his father as Assay Master on the latters death in 1809 (although he did not swear the oath of that office until 1819). In 1825 Walker described himself as Secretary (as well as Assay Master) and in 1834 he was admitted to the Company again 'according to ancient use and custom'.

In 1840 he appears to have ceased his activities with the Goldsmiths' Company of Chester in the wider disgrace of his family. It certainly seems dubious for the son of the Assay Master (if this label were 1808-1809) or the Assay Master himself, if this label were made after 1809, to be avoiding assaying charges. John Walker is only known to have assayed four labels in his career and the whereabouts of these are currently unknown.

7754
Pair Victorian sauce label sized wine labels RUM BRANDY London 1856 Rawlings and Summers

A pair of Victorian sauce label sized wine labels with threaded borders engraved for RUM and BRANDY made in London in 1856 by Charles Rawlings and William Summers.
Price: £325.00

 


8532
George IV wine label London 1825 Charles Reilly CHERRY BRANDY

A George IV rectangular wine label with canted corners and a threaded border pierced for CHERRY BRANDY made in London in 1825 by Charles Reily.
Price: £325.00

The first record of a Cherry Brandy label in the Wine Label Circle Journal is in Volume 1 number 5 issued in August 1953 when the name was ordered to be engraved on one of the Coronation commemorative labels. Georgian Cherry Brandy labels are recorded and an early reference to it is in The Tatler for December 19th-December 21st 1710. The diaries of Joseph Farington (1747-1821) include a reference to Cherry Brandy being served at a dinner he attended on 23rd September 1800 at the home of Mr. Bell, a wine merchant. There it was served with other liquours at the end of dinner but before the fruit was served. Farington notes that this was 'a Scottish custom and the ladies partake of it'.

 


8555
George III sauce label CHILI VINEGAR Edinburgh 1817 George McHattie

A George III Rectangular sauce label with a threaded border engraved for CHILI VINEGAR made in Edinburgh in 1817 by George McHattie.
Price: £325.00

8310z
George III beaded crescent wine label MADERE unmarked circa 1780

A George III crescent shaped wine label with beaded borders engraved MADERE, unmarked circa 1780 .
Price: £325.00

According to the Journal of the Wine Label Circle (founded 1952) this unusual variant of the name Madeira appears to be unrecorded on silver labels- apparently only on ceramic examples.

7471
 wine label A wine label with complex border formed of shells, grapes, a head of pan and a basket of flowers engraved SHERRY, by Charles Reily London 1824.
Price:£325.00
5606
 wine label A reeded wine label with vacant cartouche above engraved MADEIRA, by John Teare (senior) Dublin 1802-1807.
Price: £325.00
5538
Pair wine labels A pair of wine labels with decorated borders pierced for PORT and SHERRY, by Mary and Charles Reily London 1828.
Price: £320.00
4495
George III navette wine label MADEIRA William Ritchie Perth circa 1790 A George III navette shaped wine label engraved for MADEIRA, by WR (probably William Ritchie of Perth) circa 1790 .
Price: £295.00
7903
George III gadrooned neck ring wine label John Reily London 1803 A George III gadrooned bottle collar pierced for SHERRY, by John Reily London 1803.
Price: £295.00
7060
 Wine funnel stand A wine funnel stand with anthemion and gadroon border, by George McHattie Edinburgh 1823 .
Price:SOLD
6231
 wine label

An oval reeded wine label engraved for SHERRY, by Williams Brothers Exeter 1853
Price: £295.00

This label was once part of the Warde-Aldam family silver at Hooton Pagnell, Yorkshire. It is one of only 33 assayed by the Williams Brothers at Exeter and must be one of the earliest of their labels assayed there -- Exeter Assay Office records only show their labels from 1854 onwards.

5204
Victorian circular threaded wine label SHERRY London 1846 George Frederick Pinnel

A Victorian circular wine label with a threaded border engraved for SHERRY made in London in 1846 by George Frederick Pinnel, initialled {W}.

Price: £295.00

 


8597
 wine label

A wine label with threaded border pierced for CHAMPAGNE, by Thomas Phipps and Edward Robinson London 1806.
Price: £295.00

 

5186
 wine label A brightcut RUM label with pierced border London, 1800, George Smith and Thomas Hayter.
Price: £285.00
2952
2 wine labels A pair of cast wine labels engraved for PORT and SHERRY, by Thomas De'ath London 1823..
Price: £280.00
5090z
George III Threaded CHAMPAGNE wine label London 1823 Charles Rawlings A George III rectangular wine label with threaded border engraved CHAMPAGNE, by Charles Rawlings London 1823 .
Price: £275.00
8044
George II/George III brandy sauce pan Old Sheffield Plate circa 1760

A George II/III Old Sheffield Plate brandy saucepan with turned wood handle, circa 1760.
Price:SOLD

Gordon Crosskey in his Old Sheffield Plate- A History of the 18th Century Plated Trade (2011) comments that the 'first articles of domestic plated ware (as opposed to boxes, buttons, buckles etc) introduced to the market appear to have been saucepans'. These seem to have started in the late 1750s, examples being found marked by Joseph Hancock, and an example of around 1760 by Tudor is recorded. In 1769 the Reverend John Birch wrote to Matthew Boulton that 'Mrs. Boulton shewed us a little plated saucepan' on a recent visit to the Soho works. By the 1770s saucepans appeared in the pattern book produced by Tudor and Leader and in the list of wares produced by Joseph Wilson in 1772. Althought they are known to have been produced by several firms Crosskey goes on to write that 'Plated saucepans are extremely rare items. They were produced by various firms throughout the period of fused plate production. Today, virtually the only surviving examples seem to be those made by Hancock.'

 


8374
George III cushion shaped gadrooned wine label London 1770 James Phipps Madeira A George III cushion shaped wine label with gadrooned borders engraved for MADEIRA, by James Phipps of London circa 1770 .
Price: £275.00
7902
George III wine label kidney shaped feather-edged Madeira Margaret Binley London circa 1780 A George III kidney-shaped wine label with feather-edge border engraved MADEIRA, by Margaret Binley London circa 1775 .
Price: £275.00
7670
A rectangular claret label for CLARET Margaret Binley circa 1765 A George III rectangular wine label with feather-edged border engraved for CLARET, by Margaret Binley London circa 1765 .
Price: £275.00
6819
George III silver cased corkscrew circa 1790 unmarked A George III silver cased travelling corkscrew with engraved handle and body, unmarked c. 1790 .
Price: £275.00
8064
 wine label A thread-edged wine label pierced for CHAMPAGNE, by Phipps and Robinson London 1803 .
Price: £275.00
5889
 Bottle stand

A small bottle stand mounted on a wooden base, by Robert Hennell London 1832, crested for the GORDON family, baronets of Niton.
Price: £275.00

Sir James Willoughby Gordon (1772-1851) became Quartermaster General under the Duke of Wellington in 1812 and held the post until 1851, as well as being MP for Launceston 1829-1831.

4506
Victorian Escutcheon shaped wine label MADEIRA background pierced London 1853 Rawlings Summers

A Victorian escutcheon shaped wine label with the background of the letters pierced out for MADEIRA, by Charles Rawlings and William Summers London 1853 .
Price: £265.00

 

7907
 wine label An escutcheon-shaped wine label engraved for MADEIRA, unmarked circa 1740, crested on the reverse with a leopard's head pierced with a spear.
Price:SOLD
6514
George III wine label CHAMPAIGN London 1811 James Atkins

A George III wine label with threaded border engraved for CHAMPAIGN made in London in 1811 by James Atkins.
Price: £265.00

 


8513
Pair of wine labels A pair of oval labels with oakleaf borders engraved for CLARET and MADEIRA by John Brockwell, London 1811.
Price: £265.00
1388a
 wine label A large triple vine-leaf MADEIRA label by Gervase Wheeler, Birmingham 1834.
Price: £265.00
9621
 wine label A bright-cut crescent-shaped wine label engraved for 'BRANDY', London circa 1790 by Thomas Phipps and Edward Robinson.
Price: £260.00
3771
Victorian sauce label ANCHOVY London 1844 Rawlings Summers

A Victorian sauce label with a threaded border pierced for ANCHOVY made in London in 1844 by Charles Rawlings and William Summers.
Price: £250.00

8313z
Letter wine label S Sherry 1866 Lias Brothers A large Victorian wine formed as the letter S (for SHERRY), by the Lias Brothers London 1866 .
Price: £250.00
6777
George III sauce label ANCHOVY London 1803 John Whittingham

A George III sauce label with a threaded border engraved for ANCHOVY made in London in 1803 by John Whittingham.
Price: £245.00

8331
George III sauce label SOY London circa 1790 James Hyde

A George III sauce label with a threaded border engraved for SOY made in London circa 1790 by James Hyde.
Price: £245.00

8312z
Victorian wine label threaded border MADEIRA London 1837 Rawlings Summers Earl of Arran

A Victorian wine label with threaded border engraved MADEIRA, Rawlings and Summers London 1837, crested for Philip Yorke Gore, 4th Earl of Arran (1801-1884) .
Price: £245.00

Philip Yorke Gore (1801-1884) inherited the Earldom of Arran from his uncle in 1837. Prior to this point he had a diplomatic career starting with his appointment as Attache to the British legation in Stockholm before being transferred to Paris in 1825 and Lisbon in 1826. From 1827-1837 Gore was Secretary to the Legation in Buenos Aires (where he was also Charge D'Affaires from 1832-1834). In 1838 Gore, now Earl of Arran, married Elizabeth Napier (d. 1899). Elizabeth was the daughter of the historian of the Peninsular war General Sir Francis Napier (1785-1860) and had the second Duke of Richmond as both her maternal and paternal grandfather (making her also a great, great grand daughter of Charles II).

7673
George III Scroll shaped wine label VIN DE GRAVE John Reily London 1824 A George III scroll shaped wine label pierced for VIN-DE-GRAVE, by John Reily London 1824 .
Price:SOLD
7447
George III Feather-edge wine label Lisbon London Thomas Hyde circa 1770 A George III rectangular wine label with feather-edge border engraved for LISBON, by Thomas Hyde London circa 1770 .
Price: £245.00
7351
Wine label PORT embossed York circa 1815 Barber Whitwell

A George III wine label engraved for PORT with chased border, by Barber and Whitwell York circa 1820 .
Price: £245.00

A small number of labels in this design are recorded (see figure 762 in 'Wine Labels 1730-2003') and another PORT formed part of lot 166 in the Woolley and Wallis silver sale on 16th April 2019). On 30th May 1820, the York Assay Office book records Barber and Whitwell submitting wine labels (among other things) but they were detailed as: '6 Chased labels [and] 24 Shelled labels'. One might suggest that this label is one of the ' 6 Chased' examples.

7037
 wine label A narrow rectangular RUM label with cut corners and engraved border by John Wittingham London 1799.
Price: £245.00
1863
OSP coaster with japanned base c. 1780

An Old Sheffield Plate wine coaster with japanned base and border pierced with Prince of Wales Feathers, circa 1790 .
Price: £240.00

A coaster of very similar design to the body of this one can be seen in figure 334a of Gordon Crosskey's Old Sheffield Plate: A history of the 18th century plated trade (2011). The japanned base, described as 'very rare' on page 280 of that book, a set with these bases shown in figure 333.

6656
George IV threaded rectangular canted corners wine label BARSAC London 1821 John Reily

A rectangular George IV wine label with canted corners and threaded borders engraved for BARSAC made in London in 1821 by John Reily.
Price: £235.00

Barsac is a sweet white wine from the commune of that name which adjoins the Sauterne region.

8228
George III wine label WHISKY Edinburgh 1790 William Robertson A George III rectangular wine label engraved for WHISKY, by William Robertson Edinburgh circa 1790 .
Price:SOLD
7334
George V Britannia standard wine label Birmingham 1911 Levi and Salaman BRANDY

A George V rectangular wine label with threaded border and integral cartouche engraved for BRANDY, by Levi and Salaman Birmingham 1911 (Britannia standard), crested with a hand holding a dagger .
Price: £225.00

It is rare to find wine labels made in Britannia standard silver (95.8% silver as opposed to Sterling which is 92.5%). The higher standard was compulsory from 1697-1720 and remained an option after that. The authors of Wine Labels 1730-2003 were only able to find two nineteenth century examples assayed in London (one wine label and one sauce label). In the late nineteenth century there was a resurgence of interest in the use of this standard but the majority of pieces seen bear London hallmarks.

7750
 wine label A pierced humptop wine label engraved for SHERRY by Thomas Phipps and Edward Robinson London 1794 .
Price: £225.00
6329z
Boudoir label

A boudoir label engraved GLYCERINE, by William Jones London 1859 .
Price:SOLD

6146
George III wine label WHITE by WH (William How of London) circa 1770

A George III rectangular wine label with threaded border pierced for WHITE [wine] by W.H (attributable to William How of London) circa 1770.
Price: £220.00

 

 

8247
George III wine label Threaded W-Wine London 1814 Peter William Bateman

A George III rectangular wine label with canted corners and a threaded border engraved and enamelled for W[hite] WINE made in London in 1814 by Peter and William Bateman.
Price: £220.00

8195
Pair of wine labels A pair of pressed labels for PORT and SHERRY with vine-leaves and satyr's head by Hilliard and Thomasson, Birmingham 1854.
Price: £220.00
8982
George III wine label shell scroll border for SHERRY John Reily London 1816 Fox 3rd Baron Holland

A George III wine label with shell and scroll border pierced for SHERRY, by John Reily London 1816, crested for Henry Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland (1773-1840).
Price:SOLD

Henry Fox (later Vassall-Fox) (1773-1840), was 3rd Baron Holland from 1774. He was descended from Charles II (via the Dukes of Richmond) and inherited his title when just over a year old. His was a strongly Whig family with his uncle being the orator Charles James Fox. Baron Holland himself was described as 'rather the Whig party itself than its leader'. As a result of his firmly held Whig principles, Holland held few Government offices — he served as Lord Privy Seal in the brief 'Ministry of All The Talents' that followed the death of William Pitt the Younger in 1806, and then as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 1830-1834 and 1835-1840. In 1797 he married the recently divorced Elizabeth, Lady Webster, daughter of Richard Vassall of Jamaica (after paying £6000 in damages to Webster for 'criminal conversation' with his wife, which led to the birth of the future archaeologist (and General) Charles Richard Fox).

7062
Victorian wine label vine border IRISH WHISKEY Birmingham 1874 retailer Duff and Millar Glasgow

A Victorian wine label with vine border engraved for IRISH WHISKEY made in Birmingham in 1876 but carrying the retailer's mark of Duff and Millar of Glasgow.
Price: £210.00

8197
pair victorian wine labels GIN WHISKY London 1867 Samuel Whitford A pair of Victorian oval wine labels with beaded borders engraved for GIN and WHISKY, by Samuel Whitford London 1867 .
Price: £210.00
6959
 wine label An escutcheon-shaped wine label engraved for SHERRY, by John Reily London 1808.
Price: £210.00
6433
George III cast wine label MADEIRA London 1812 John Reily

A George III cast wine label of vine leaf design pierced for MADEIRA made in London in 1812 by John Reily.
Price:SOLD

 


8563
George IV wine label RUM Birmingham 1829 Ledsam Vale Wheeler

A George IV wine label with impressed border engraved for RUM made in Birmingham in 1829 by Ledsam, Vale and Wheeler.
Price: £195.00

8328
George III rectangular CHAMPAGNE label unmarked circa 1780 A large George III rectangular wine label engraved CHAMPAGNE, unmarked circa 1780 .
Price:SOLD
8045
George III sauce label READING unmarked c. 1800

A George III sauce label with a threaded border pierced for READING, unmarked circa 1800.
Price: £195.00

Reading sauce is believed to have been invented by James Cocks, a fishmonger of Reading, in the late 18th century. It was originally a dissolved fish sauce but Mrs. Beaton's recipe included: walnut pickle, shallots, spring water, Indian soy, ginger, pepper (both long and Cayenne), anchovies and bay leaves. The sauce was referred to by Jules Verne in Around the world in 80 days (where Mr. Fogg has it as part of his breakfast) and a variation made by Harvey's was referred to by Lewis Carroll in his Poeta fit non nascitur. Commercial production of this sauce ceased in 1962.

8315z
Victorian sauce label SOY London circa 1890 William Summers

A Victorian sauce label with threaded border engraved for SOY made in London circa 1890 by William Summers.
Price: £195.00

8329
Victorian sauce label ANCHOVY London 1855 Rawlings Summers

A Victorian sauce label with a threaded border engraved for ANCHOVY made in London in 1855 by Rawlings and Summers.
Price: £195.00

8330
Wine label by Phineas Garde of Corkc. 1810 Madeira A wine label with threaded border engraved for MADEIRA, by Peter Godfrey of Dublin, circa 1815 .
Price: £195.00
6682
 wine label A shaped PORT label with lion mask and vine border by Edward Thomasson, Birmingham 1820.
Price:SOLD
1905
 wine label A silver-gilt threaded sauce label pierced for 'TARAGONA', unmarked circa 1830.
Price: £190.00
6121
 wine label A pressed WHISKEY label with shell and fruiting vine border by Emes and Barnard, London 1828.
Price: £185.00
2064
 wine label An unusual pressed label in a stylised urn and cornucopias design by Thomas Watsom, James Fenton and Thomas Bradbury, Sheffield 1820 (a.f.).
Price: £185.00
2831
 wine label A pressed wine label with vines, grapes, satyr's head and putti engraved for PORT by Thomas Holland II, London 1805.
Price: £185.00
2615
 CAYENNE label A thread-edged sauce label engraved CAYENNE, by Matthew Linwood Birmingham circa 1800 .
Price: £180.00
5772
George III sauce label SOY London circa 1800 John Rich A George III sauce label with threaded border engraved for SOY, by John Rich London circa 1800 .
Price: £175.00
7384
Victorian wine label P(ort) gothic Marshall and Sons Edinburgh circa 1860

A Victorian wine label in the form of a Gothic letter P (for PORT), by Marshall and Sons Edinburgh circa 1860 .
Price: £170.00

It is interesting to note that Silver Plated labels were also produced inthis design - an example of which is our stock number 6508.

7428
George III thread edge sauce label London circa 1790 Phipps Robinson Kyan

A George III sauce label with threaded border engraved for KYAN made in London circa 1790 by Phipps and Robinson.
Price: £165.00

 


8497
Enamel wine label Hock 19th century

An enamel wine label named for HOCK, late eighteenth-nineteenth century.
Price: £165.00

 


8438
George III Old Sheffield Plate wine coaster circa 1800

A George III Old Sheffield Plate wine coaster with pierced sides, circa 1800.
Price: £165.00

8201
 wine label A stamped SHERRY label with grapes, vine-leaves and lion's mask decoration by Rawlings and Summers, London 1839.
Price: £165.00
2584
George III Thread edge sauce ladle London circa 1790 Phipps Robinson Ketchup A George III sauce label with threaded border pierced for KETCHUP, by Thomas Phipps and Edward Robinson circa 1790 .
Price: £160.00
8567
George III wine label wrigglework TENERIFFE unmarked circa 1780

A George III rectangular wine label with wriggle-work borders pierced for TENERIFFE, unmarked circa 1780.

Price:SOLD

 

 


8660
George II wine label letter C Edinburgh circa 1820

A George III wine label in the form of a letter C with chased decoration made in Edinburgh circa 1820 by A. G. Wigton .
Price: £155.00

 


8551
George V whisky tot Birmingham 1937 Richard Richardson A George VI glass whisky tot with a silver mount, by R. Richardson Birmingham 1937 (also part marked on the lid).
Price: £150.00
7238b
 GIN label An ornate wine label engraved for GIN, by TW Birmingham 1877.
Price: £150.00
4888
B wine label A postage stamp wine-label engraved B by John Rich, London 1806.
Price:SOLD
2074b
I wine label An engraved wine label in the form of an engraved 'I', by Archer, Makin and Marsh Sheffield 1908 .
Price: £145.00
6454
George III wine label SWEET WINE circa 1800 unmarked

A George III wine label with canted corners and threaded borders pierced for SWEET WINE, unmarked circa 1800, initialled {EMD}.

Price:SOLD


8578
 wine label A leaf-shaped wine label pierced for CLARET, by Joseph and Albert Savory London 1837 .
Price: £145.00
6214
Cocktail stirrer A Victorian combined cocktail stirrer and spoon with leaf shaped bowl, London 1896 by Saunders and Shepherd.
Price: £145.00
4164
5 rings wine label A beaded wine label formed of five rings engraved for BRANDY, by Rawlings and Summers London 1860, crested with a cross flory between two wings.
Price: £145.00
4710
wine label threaded border for MADEIRA circa 1810 A George III wine label with threaded border engraved for MADEIRA, unmarked circa 1810, crested with a leopard's head.
Price:SOLD
6902
George III wine label Hock London 1811 James Atkins

A George III wine label with threaded border engraved for HOCK made in London in 1811 by James Atkins.
Price: £135.00

 


8512
letter wine label C Claret William Hunter London 1850 A Victorian wine label formed as the letter C (for CLARET), by William Hunter London 1850 .
Price: £135.00
6778
 wine label A threaded wine label engraved HOLLANDS, London 1808 by Josiah Snatt.
Price: £135.00
3592
 KYAN label A threaded sauce label engraved 'KYAN', probably by Thomas Phipps and Edward Robinson of London circa 1790 .
Price:SOLD
6119
P wine label An engraved wine label formed as a P (for PORT) by Charles Rawlings and William Summers London 1855.
Price: £130.00
5789
S wine label An engraved wine label formed as a S (for SHERRY), by Charles Rawlings and William Summers London 1849 .
Price: £130.00
5791
R wine label An engraved wine label formed as a R (for RUM), by Charles Rawlings and William Summers London 1860 .
Price: £130.00
5792
SHERRY wine label A reeded rectangular SHERRY label with cut corners and shells, London 1824 by Charles Rawlings.
Price: £130.00
4083
MADEIRA wine label A crescent-shaped wine label with ears engraved for MADEIRA, unmarked circa 1770 .
Price: £125.00
6026
HOLLANDS wine label A gadrooned wine label engraved for HOLLANDS, by Samuel Knight London 1816.
Price: £125.00
5176
W wine label A reeded W letter label (for whisky), London 1840 by Rawlings and Summers.
Price: £125.00
3590
PORT wine label A crescent-shaped wine label with ears, engraved for PORT unmarked circa 1770 .
Price: £125.00
6027
HOCK wine label A rounded rectangular label with shell-and-gadroon border pierced for HOCK by the Barnard Brothers, London 1853.
Price:SOLD
9378
BRANDY wine label A reeded rectangular wine label with canted corners engraved for BRANDY, London 1813 by Joseph Angell.
Price: £120.00
8042b
Brandy and Hollands wine-labels

A rectangular label with cut corners engraved BRANDY by Joseph Angell, London 1813.
Price: £120.00

8042
 wine label A narrow rectangular label with reeded border engraved for SHERRY by John Reily, London 1824.
Price: £115.00
1918
Humptop wine label PORT circa 1790

A George III hump-top wine label, pierced as a sunburst and engraved for PORT, unmarked circa 1790 .
Price: £110.00

This label is illustrated in Wine Labels 1730-2003 (ed. John Salter, 2004) as figure 155 on p. 52.

6901
George III wine label MADEIRA London 1814 Phipps Robinson Phipps

A George III rectangular wine label with canted corners and a threaded border pierced for MADEIRA made in London in 1814 Thomas Phipps, Edward Robinson and James Phipps.
Price:SOLD

 


8554
George III wine label London 1814 Phipps Robinson and Phipps

A George III rectangular wine label with canted corners and a threaded border pierced for SHERRY made in London in 1814 by Thomas Phipps, Edward Robinson and James Phipps.
Price:SOLD

 


8553
 Wine coaster A small wine coaster (base diameter 7.5cm) by Turner Bradbury (for Bradbury and Sons) London 1897.
Price: £110.00
5921
BRANDY wine label A small reeded wine label pierced for BRANDY London, 1803 probably by John Reilly.
Price: £110.00
3115
A rectangular Sherry label with a gadrooned border by Joseph Willmore, Birmingham 1828 .
Price: £105.00
5420
George III Mother of pearl wine label madeira china circa 1790 An Emperor Qianlong Mother-of-pearl wine label formed as a crescent with engraved body and titled MADEIRA, Chinese (made for the European market) circa 1790 .
Price: £95.00
8040
 wine label A gadrooned wine label engraved for HOLLANDS, by Mary and Charles Reily London 1827 .
Price: £95.00
6497
 wine label A pierced humptop wine label engraved for PORT, unmarked circa 1790 .
Price:SOLD
6331z
 wine label A pierced humptop wine label engraved for PORT, unmarked circa 1790 .
Price: £95.00
6330z
 Silver mounted cork engraved for BRANDY A silver-mounted cork engraved for BRANDY, unmarked (tests as silver) circa 1800 .
Price: £95.00
6005
 wine label An unusually small wine label engraved for SHERRY, by William Summers London 1866.
Price: £95.00
5335
 wine label A gadrooned wine label pierced for SHERRY, by William Hunter London 1840.
Price: £95.00
4981
 wine label An oval wine label with reeded border engraved for SHERRY, London 1805 by WP with heart between (Grimwade 3895, attributed to William Purse by Charles Jackson).
Price: £95.00
4964z
B wine label A single-letter plain 'B' winelabel London 1838 by William King or William Knight II.
Price: £80.00
9343
A single-letter plain 'S' winelabel London 1838 by William King or William Knight II.
Price: £75.00
9342
George III wine label threaded border CLARET London 1811 James Atkins

A George III wine label with threaded border engraved for CLARET made in London in 1811 by James Atkins.
Price: £75.00

 


8514
Plated P wine label A silver PLATED wine label in the form of a gothic letter P (for PORT), circa 1860 .
Price: £70.00
6508
pair George III Old Sheffield Plate wine labels circa 1790 MADEIRA SHERRY

A pair of George III crescent shaped Old Sheffield Plate wine labels for MADEIRA and SHERRY, circa 1790.
Price:SOLD

 

8078
George III wine label Madeira London 1811 James Atkins

A George III wine label with threaded border engraved for MADEIRA made in London in 1811 by James Atkins.
Price: £65.00

 


8515
PORT wine label A thread-edged wine label pierced for PORT, by Rawlings and Summers London circa 1830 .
Price: £65.00
5890
CLARET wine label A thread-edged wine label engraved for CLARET, by Charles Rawlings London 1825 .
Price: £65.00
5891