A Pair of Late Victorian Silver Plated Decanter Labels
Until the 1670s, wine was served at the table in jug or green glass bottle. The decanter started to appear after 1670 and usually took a jug form, it wasn't until the middle of the 1700s that decanters were seen in a form we are more familiar with now.
These two decanter labels are silver plated and have a grape leaf design in relief, the labels have a pierced decoration one saying “Champagne” the other “Claret”. These would have been in a middle income household.
The condition is very good with no splits or cracks, and the chain is in good order.
Dimensions: 12cm x 6cm