A curious pair of George IV Chester silver Wine Labels.
A pair of shaped rectangular silver Wine labels, 1827, by George Lowe, engraved for ‘Madeira’ and ‘Sherry’. Only one wine label has the Chester town mark. These interesting labels have been cut from a piece of George II silver – perhaps a Cake basket – and retain the marks for Samuel Herbert and Co., London 1751. The ‘Sherry’ label has the leopards’ head for the period 1739-1755 and the ‘Madeira’ label has the other three marks.
Good with minor wear – the black infill to the lettering lost on the Sherry label and only partially present on the Madeira label.
Length – 5.60 cm.; Width – 2.50 cm.; Weight for the two labels – 32.30 gms.