Leopard Antiques
       
New Items About Us Valuations Contact Us Links Links  
Currency    
PayPal
 
Visa
 
MasterCard
 
Antique Silver
   
Silversmiths
   
Regions
   
Periods
   
Irish Silver Claret Wine Label - Benjamin Taitt     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1809
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1785
Silversmith: Benjamin Taitt
Place: Dublin
Price: $ 740.00
Weight: 9 grams
Dimensions: 5.5 cm across
Condition: Very good, very slight kink.

Description: An Irish silver wine label engraved CLARET, made by Benjamin Taitt in Dublin circa 1785. The label has a curved rectangular shape, with an attractive bright cut and wiggle work border, and original chain. This particular form of label is uniquely Irish, English examples of this type curved up, only Irish labels curve down. The Claret engraving is quirky, done by hand and rougher than London examples of the time. The hallmarks are excellent, and include makers mark BT in a serrated oblong, harp crowned in a irregular shaped punch (so pre 1786) and Hibernia in an oval punch (used before 1793). A very similar label, also by Taitt, is depicted in the book Wine Labels 1730-2003, pg 279, figure 927, for W-WINE, described as circa 1785-1790 so the dates match. The same book describes Taitt as "arguably the most innovative of Irish wine label makers, a particularly successful exponent of bright-cut engraving". He made the famous balloon label, only one of which is known, pg 82, and he worked between 1775 and 1800.
Irish Silver Claret Wine Label - Benjamin Taitt
Irish silver claret wine label - benjamin taitt

Irish Silver Claret Wine Label - Benjamin Taitt
Benjamin Taitt Irish silver hallmarks

Irish Silver Claret Wine Label - Benjamin Taitt
Irish antique silver wine label - claret

Irish Silver Claret Wine Label - Benjamin Taitt
Irish silver wine label, back - irish silver hallmarks

Irish Silver Claret Wine Label - Benjamin Taitt
Irish silver hallmarks - benjamin taitt

Irish Silver Claret Wine Label - Benjamin Taitt
Claret silver irish wine label - taitt, scale

Printer friendly version
Email to a friend
Order Form     Request more information
Copyright © LeopardAntiques.com 2017
/body>