|6 very scarce antique Scottish sterling silver decanter labels by Dick & Robertson, a partnership that you do not come across very often.Dick & Robertson are known to have worked between 1796 and 1800.|
Claret, Rum, Port, Sherry, Gin, Madeira.
The Madeira label is missing one small O ring to connect the chain to the label otherwise all in good order.
Madeira,rum,sherry and port labels are marked with makers mark, thistle and duty head, Claret market with thistle and duty head, Gin only has the makers mark.
Slight variations in sizes but they measure approx 45 x 18mm.
During the Victorian Era, the rise of sterling silver decanter labels, often called tags or bottle tickets had been in use for quite some time. This was because many people still used decanters to let the wine breathe. In addition this helps settle out sediments that are found in well-aged red and white wines. The tags allow for easy identification.
An antique sterling silver decanter label can fetch a good price on the open market depending upon its quality and demand. Crafted from sterling silver, antique labels are often of English, Irish and Scottish provincial heritage making them highly prized in today’s wine society.
The beauty of the sterling silver decanter label is that it can last for many years with very little in the way of wear or exposure to the elements. Therefore, one can find silver decanter labels in excellent condition. In addition, new ones that purchased today will also last for many years with minimal maintenance.
The Use of Silver Decanter Labels
The labels were used for other drinks as well, such as bourbon, whiskey and port that also used the decanter. So the identification labels allowed the servants to pour the contents of an original bottle into a decanter and then tag them so that the family and guests could identify the contents more easily.
Today, decanter still holds a place in some homes. As a result, silver decanter labels are still important to help identify the contents of the decanter and to give a touch of class!