9874 A Cast Silver Wine Label for SHERRY
This is a fine quality cast silver wine label for SHERRY. At this date, 1867 most wine labels were of inferior quality and indeed, the wine label was fast disappearing from the silversmith's oeuvre, because of the introduction of the paper-labelled bottle in 1861.
The label itself is fashioned as a scroll pierced with the name, and it is backed by foliage, a flower and bunches of grapes. Although cast, it has been finely finished with crisp detail.
It was made by the firm who were the predominant manufacturing silversmiths in the 19th century, Edward Barnard & Sons, the mark on this being for Edward & John Barnard.
Dimensions: 2.5", 64mm wide
Weight: 22 grams
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