Arquebuzade Label, 1808

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Wine Label - Arquebuzade - London 1808 by Solomon Hougham - 3.6cm wide; 8g - WF/5778</p>

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This is an extremely rare and possibly unique Georgian silver bottle label. Arquebuzade is probably a misspelling of Arquebusade which is a distilled water from a variety of aromatic plants like rosemary, millefoil, etc - sometimes a vulnerary for gunshot wounds. The date of the label would suggest the contents were used during the Napoleonic Wars. This attractive label is illustrated in Boudoir Labels by John Salter and would be a great addition to any collection.