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Silver SHERRY Decanter Label, Birmingham 1835, Joseph Willmore

£60.00

Antique English sterling silver sherry decanter label by Joseph Willmore, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1835.

In good condition but does not have its suspension chain.

Measures 41x24mm.

Available!

Description

Antique English sterling silver sherry decanter label by Joseph Willmore, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1835.

In good condition but does not have its suspension chain.

Measures 41x24mm.

DATE1835
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKJoseph Willmore
ASSAY OFFICEBirmingham
WEIGHT (Grammes)5.5
WEIGHT (Troy)0.17
REF:-179C

 

During the Victorian Era, the rise of 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 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 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!

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

William IV 1830-1837

Sponsor/Maker

Joseph Willmore

REF CODE

179C

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