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Swedish (or French) Antique Silver Wine Label - Curacao     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1618
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1804-1892
Silversmith: Hans Lyberg?
Place: Borus, Sweden or French?
Price: $ 220.00
Weight: 7 grams
Dimensions: 4.3 cm length
Condition: Excellent, original chain perfect, small 3 mark scratch to back, possibly identification mark.

Description: An interesting antique silver wine label, marked "Curacao". The label is triangular in shape, with wavy top, and a zig-zag engraved border. 'Curacao" is hand engraved, indicating the label's age, it adds considerable charm to the label. Curacao is a bitter orange flavoured liqueur from the Caribbean island of Curacao, still produced today (Grand Marnier is an example). It was popular in the 19th century, Curacao silver wine labels have been recorded between 1804 and 1892 (Wine Labels, 1730 - 2003, John Salter). The label is unmarked, but we believe it to be Swedish, or possibly French, due to its shape and style. A series of 4 very similar Swedish labels, by Hans Lyberg of Borus (1806 - 1848), is depicted in the book "Wine Labels, 1730-2003, John Salter, pg 370-371, number 1411-1413 ad 1426. Swedish labels were generally unmarked before 1900. 3 Similar French labels, pg 354 (1347-1349) are also shown in the book above, but our preference is Swedish origin (comments welcome, thanks). The Wine label book we describe above is produced by members of the "Wine Label Circle", we highly recommend the book and membership of the Circle for wine label collectors. Note - Two labels of identical shape for "Vermouth Turin" and "Cherry Broudy" are depicted in the new book "Boudoir Labels", by John Salter, figures 12.15 and 12.17, pg 161, just published by the Wine Label Circle (we recommend this book too!). They are described as French, so perhaps this strengthens the French rather than Swedish argument above.
Swedish (or French) Antique Silver Wine Label - Curacao
Curacao antique silver wine label

Swedish (or French) Antique Silver Wine Label - Curacao
Curacao silver wine label

Swedish (or French) Antique Silver Wine Label - Curacao
back of silver wine label

Swedish (or French) Antique Silver Wine Label - Curacao
Scale -swedish silver wine label

Swedish (or French) Antique Silver Wine Label - Curacao
Curacao silver wine label

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