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Coronation Cast Silver Wine Label, Rum - Leslie Durbin
Reference: S1699
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1953
Silversmith: Leslie Durbin
Place: London
Price: $ 380.00
Weight: 32 grams
Dimensions: 6.5 cm across
Condition: Excellent. original chain.

Description: A cast silver commemorative wine label engraved "RUM", made to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. The label is curved rectangular shape, with central peak topped with the Royal crown, and beautiful applied lion supporters on each side. The label is lovely quality, quite heavy, a pleasure to hold. These wine labels were distributed by the wine merchants Saccone & Speed, as can be seen in the photograph of the advert (courtesy of www.steppeshillfarmantiques.com). The hallmarks are very clear, and include the coronation mark, and makers mark LGD for Leslie Durbin. Leslie Durbin was one of the most admired silversmiths of the 20th century, his silver is in the Royal collection, he was also honoured with a 1 man exhibition at the Goldsmiths hall entitled "50 Years of Silversmithing" in 1982. He produced the silver components for the Stalingrad Sword during WW II, he also designed British coinage. He apprenticed with Omar Ramsden, his students included Benney, Mellor and Robert Welsh. Durbin is also included as one of the 50 top British silversmiths of his era in the book "Designer British Silver 1930-1985" pgs 186-193, by Andrew & Styles, a book we highly recommend. A set of these wine labels are included in the Pearson Collection.
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