D. C. d'Arcy Orders
Lisbon and OPorto Factory Houses, British Merchants and Ec. Relations
'Wine label' has become the generic term for those silver labels hung around the necks of decanters. Originally, they were called 'bottle tickets' and were made of wood, bone or thick paper and it appears that they were first used for the purpose early in the 18th century.
By the middle of that century silver and, to a lesser extent, enamel, ivory and mother-of-pearl, were being used and individual silversmiths were producing ranges of designs with a wide variety of names.
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