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Acquired in 1944 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
P. J. Cropper Bequest
date_end
1850-12-31
date_start
1825-01-01
date_text
1825-1850 (made)
descriptive_line
Sheffield plate, Sheffield?, 1825-50.
dimensions
Height: 1.25 in, Height: 1.5 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
43
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:40.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:40.000Z
latitude
53.38311
location
In Storage
longitude
-1.464544
marks
'WHISKY'
materials
Sheffield plate
materials_techniques
Sheffield plate, a laminate of sterling silver fused on to a copper core, repoussé
museum_number
M.531-1944
museum_number_token
m5311944
object_number
O130223
object_type
Bottle ticket
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Bottle ticket with the word WHISKY. Sheffield plate, oval with repoussé border of roses on striated ground and chain attached.
place
Sheffield
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The history of bottle tickets provides a fascinating insight into English eating, drinking and personal habits. Contemporary gazettes begin to refer to ‘labels for bottles’ in the 1770s but it was not until the 1790s that they were established as wine or decanter labels. Their function was to identify the contents of a bottle or decanter, which might alternatively contain spirits, sauces, toilet waters or cordials. These tickets also illustrate in miniature, the skills of the silversmith over the last two hundred years. While the variety of styles and materials were enormous, silver bottle tickets tended to reflect fashionable designs in metalware generally. Makers were quick to adapt the many technical advances of the 18th and 19th centuries.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
bottle-ticket-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
plating, repoussé
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1850
year_start
1825