Silver Neoclassical Brandy Label, c.1780 TL
Wine Label - Brandy; Scrolled Crescent Surmounted by an Urn & Chains - London circa 1780 by Thomas Liddiard - 4.6cm wide; 12g - CF/2721
This lovely looking and interesting silver wine label was made by Hester Bateman and her mark over-struck by another maker.
The label takes an elegant Neoclassical form with a scrolled crescent surmounted by an urn and supported by chains. Titled "BRANDY", this Georgian label is appropriately marked for the 1780 period with a lion passant and maker's mark. The latter is likely to be "TL" (only "T" visible) for Thomas Liddiard who was a prestigious London retailer who was known to buy in silver from the Bateman workshop and strike his own mark to protect the identity of his supply chain - in this example the cursive "H" from the famous "HB" maker's mark is just peeking out!
This good-looking label is in fine condition.