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Bottle ticket

Bottle ticket

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1806-1807 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adams, Stephen II (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    P. J. Cropper Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Bottle tickets identified the contents of a bottle or decanter, which might alternatively contain spirits, sauces, toilet waters or cordials. The word Lisbon on this label refers to wine made in the area surrounding the Portuguese capital city.

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 LISBON. Silver, oblong with cut corners, domed top, striated edge and chain attached.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1806-1807 (made)


Adams, Stephen II (maker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Mark of Stephen Adams II

London hallmarks for 1806-1807



Length: 4.8 cm, Width: 2.7 cm

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 44 / 177
Bequest - P.J. Cropper
per W J Sheldrick

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1806-1807, mark of Stephen Adams II




Metalwork; Drinking


Metalwork Collection

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