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Antique Silver Georgian Wine Labels (Pair) - Madeira, Teneriffe
Reference: S1512
Period: George III
Year: 1810
Silversmith: Daniel Hockly
Place: London
Price: R 5 000.00
Weight: 16 grams
Dimensions: 3.5 * 1.9 cm - chain 14cm
Condition: Excellent, original chains intact.

Description: A pair of Georgian silver wine labels, engraved "Madeira" and "Teneriffe". They are rectangular in shape, with a reeded border, and are complete with their original chains. Both are fully hallmarked, with makers mark DH for Daniel Hockly, duty mark, lion passant and date letter P for 1810. Daniel Hockly is an interesting silversmith, he started his career in London, entering a mark as a smallworker in 1810, it seems he specialised in wine labels. In 1819 he boarded a ship with his family and sailed for the Cape Colony, as part of the wave of English settlers (now known as the 1820 Settlers). He continued working as a silversmith in the Cape, he is known to have worked in Grahamstown and Graaf Reinet. His most famous work is the staff of office made for Andries Waterboer, Chief of the Griquas (Heller, Cape Silver, pg 62). It is currently in the 1820 Settlers Memorial Museum (a picture can be seen in Cape Silver by Welz, pg 94). Hockly was born in 1787, he sailed for the Cape in the ship Chapman with his wife and 4 children, landing at Algoa Bay in April 1820 His wife Elizabeth gave birth to a daughter at sea, and their 5 year old son died before reaching their destination. He also used a DH makers mark in the Cape (Welz marks 55-57, pg 148). Hockly is also pictured on page 19 of " Cape Silver" by Stephan Welz.
Antique Silver Georgian Wine Labels (Pair) - Madeira, Teneriffe
Georgian Silver Wine Labels - Teneriffe, Madeira

Antique Silver Georgian Wine Labels (Pair) - Madeira, Teneriffe
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Antique Silver Georgian Wine Labels (Pair) - Madeira, Teneriffe
Daniel Hockly Hallmarks

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