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Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1663
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1972
Silversmith: Michael Wyard Druitt
Place: London
Price: R 11 150.00
Weight: 52 (13 grams each) grams
Dimensions: 7.0 cm
Condition: 3 are excellent, 1 has repair to fruit basket on end (port label), where a new fruit basket has been added. This repair has been well done - see photo.

Description: A set of four silver "Gourmet" wine labels, for Brandy, Sherry, Port and Whisky. The labels feature a well dressed gourmet sitting at a well stocked table with knife and fork in hand tucking into a whole fish, he is surrounded by various food and drink, including a chicken, boar's head, ribs, jelly, wine bottles and mugs, with 2 fruit baskets either side. The gourmet's feet protrude from beneath the table, the hallmarks are between his feet. The labels are crescent shaped with the original chains intact, and as can be seen from the photos are well modelled, quite humorous with lots of detail. The label is a copy of an antique Belgium slot wine label circa 1814-31, depicted in the book "Wine Labels 1730 - 2003", figure 1308, page 344, described as "overwhelmingly self-indulgent gourmandise". The labels include maker's mark MWD in a wine bottle punch for Michael Wyard Druitt, who specialises in high quality handmade wine and decanter labels (see www.decanter-labels.com). Michael Druitt is an active member and past president of the Wine Label Circle. The labels also have another mark "IW+FS" in a barrel shaped bottle. This is for the "International Wine and Food Society" who commissioned Michael Druitt to produce the exclusive label for the Society in 1972. The Society (www.iwfs.org) is the world's oldest and most renowned gastronomic society. One of these labels is depicted and described in the book "Wine Labels 1730-2003, John Salter, figure 67, page 39 & 40 (We strongly recommend this book and the Wine Label Circle www.winelabelcircle.org).
Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society
Gourmet Silver wine labels (set of 4) - Port, Sherry, Whisky, Brandy

Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society
Gourmet silver wine label - Sherry

Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society
Gourmet wine label - detail

Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society
Back of labels - note repair

Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society
Hallmarks

Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society
michael wyard druitt makers mark

Gourmet Silver Wine Labels (Set of 4) - Michael Wyard Druitt, International Wine & Food Society
International wine & food society - hallmark

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