A very rare Battersea enamel wine label circa 1755

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Lot 610
A very rare Battersea enamel wine label circa 1755

Sold for £ 4,063 (US$ 4,911) inc. premium
A very rare Battersea enamel wine label
circa 1755
of characteristic shaped form, printed in sepia from an engraving by Simon Francois Ravenet with cupid treading grapes within a rectangular vat, another holding more grapes in a basket on his shoulder, the vat inscribed 'W.Port', some of the details picked out in blue, yellow and green enamel, 7.8cm., (a few fine cracks and samll chips, small area of enamel lacking)

Footnotes

  • See Jane Stancliffe, Bottle Tickets, for another example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, bearing the same print but titled 'Rota'
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