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Bottle ticket
  • Bottle ticket
    Thomas Phipps, James Phipps II and Edward Robinson II
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Bottle ticket

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (made)

  • Date:

    1814-1815 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Phipps, James Phipps II and Edward Robinson II (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:

    1255-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Bottle tickets such as this one identified the contents of a bottle or decanter, which might alternatively contain spirits, sauces, toilet waters or cordials. Here the silver label is hinged to a wire hoop. Contemporary gazettes begin to refer to ‘labels for bottles’ in the 1770s but it was not until the 1790s that they were established as wine or decanter labels.

These tickets also illustrate in miniature the skills of the silversmith over the last two hundred years. While the variety of styles and materials was enormous, silver bottle tickets tended to reflect fashionable designs and technical advances in metalware generally.

Physical description

Bottle ticket with the word TENERIFFE. Silver, oblong, hinged to a wire loop.

Place of Origin

London, England (made)

Date

1814-1815 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Phipps, James Phipps II and Edward Robinson II (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of Thomas Phipps, James Phipps II and Edward Robinson II.
London hallmarks for 1814-15
TENERIFFE

Dimensions

Height: 0.5625 in, Length: 1.875 in

Descriptive line

Silver, mark of Thomas Phipps, James Phipps II and Edward Robinson II, London hallmarks for 1814-15

Materials

Silver

Categories

Drinking; Metalwork

Collection code

MET

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