SHERRY - LAUREATE'S CHOICE A case of twelve bottles of 'Laureate's Choice' sherry, [1984]

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Lot 398
SHERRY - LAUREATE'S CHOICE
A case of twelve bottles of 'Laureate's Choice' sherry, [1984]

£ 800 - 1,200US$ 1,000 - 1,500
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The Property of Frieda Hughes
SHERRY - LAUREATE'S CHOICE
A case of twelve bottles of 'Laureate's Choice' sherry, each with label designed, numbered and signed by Ted Hughes (these bottles numbered 181-192), together in the original box, printed with Hughes's design on the side, [1984]

Footnotes

  • On his becoming Poet Laureate in 1984, the Sherry Institute of Spain presented Hughes with a gift of approximately 700 bottles of sherry. Hughes dubbed them "Laureate's Choice", and came up with design for the bottle label himself, a hoopoe with a laurel crown. Over the years he made gifts of bottles to friends, and a case was sent to the Queen Mother, who wrote in reply "I am not only very grateful but extremely touched that you should wish me to share in this lovely gift". It is Oloroso Seco sherry bottled by Williams and Humberts, 75cl.

Saleroom notices

  • Hughes designed the label in 1991, and received the shipment of sherry in 1994.
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SHERRY - LAUREATE'S CHOICE A case of twelve bottles of 'Laureate's Choice' sherry, [1984]
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