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5125 A Reeded Octagonal Wine Label for HOCK

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This is a Hock label in fine condition and somewhat larger than most of this pattern. Sometimes called a cut-corner rectangular shape, it has tripple reeded edges and is of broad proportions.  The legend is pierced.

The label has only three marks, the king's head (the duty mark), maker's mark and thistle (the assayer's mark).  It does not have the town mark nor a date letter, but from the very clearly struck marks, it can be affirmed that it was made by George Paton in Edinburgh in about 1820.

From the surface and general lack of wear and tear, it can be deduced that this lable has been very kindly treated a little used.

Date: c.1820

Dimensions: 1.8", 4.5 cm. wide

Weight: 12 grams, 7.5 dwt.

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