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Antique Sterling Silver Wine Liquor Labels Tickets Set of Four George Unite Birmingham C 1840
A fine set of early Victorian solid silver wine/liquor labels by the well-known firm of George Unite in an escutcheon shape with engraved leaf scroll borders. The labels are engraved for Whisky, Port, Gin, and Brandy. The Brandy and Gin labels have black enameling. The chains are original to the labels.
English sterling silver, C 1840; fully hallmarked by the Lion Passant for sterling .925, for the assay town of Birmingham as denoted by the Anchor mark, makers mark, GU for George Unite, Monarchs’ Mark, and date marked for 1843, 1849, and 1856. The company was started 1825 in Birmingham by George Unite. The firm was listed as George Unite & Sons (1865-1928) and as George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd from 1928. At the very young age of 12 George Unite was apprenticed to Joseph Willmore in 1810. Please note; one picture shows two of the labels with the letter marks for the year 1856 (H), second pictures shows two labels, date mark A for 1843, and U for 1849
Measurements; measure 2 1/8” X 1 3/8” not including chain
Condition report; Very good