Early 19th century sterling Madeira wine bottle label in the grape leaf and vine motif. Sovereign head duty mark is either George IV (1820 on) or William IV (1834 to 1837). I can't tell which one, but it is in an oval hallmark. Lion passant facing left, head facing left is sterling standard. Next mark is date letter, obscured, but in oval with top chamfered corners. I see no town mark. The hallmarks are a bit obscured because they were stamped over a highly stippled, textured background. Makers mark in square cartouche: CB above WS, or CE above WS, or CF above WS. Again, the stippling obscures. This bottle label is hand made by a silversmith with good skill level. Textured, fine stippled background. Letters cut out. Original chain. If you collect liquor or wine bottle labels this is a nice antique example. Size: length 5.6 cm or 2.2 inches. Length together with chain 10.2 cm. or 4.25 inches. condition perfect, well cared for.
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Georgian Sterling Madeira Wine Label