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Pair of Antique George III English Silver Decanter Labels

$475.00 for pair

Silver Decanter Labels (name tags) were created to declare the contents within decanters. The decanter label was also known as the “bottle ticket” during the 18th century. Colored Glass Decanters were predominately used at this time and it was difficult to determine what was inside …

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Antique George III English Silver Wine Coaster


With the arrival of the elegant and sophisticated new style of dining in the 18th century, the demand for objects on the dining tables started to emerge. As a result of this, the silver wine coaster started to make its presence felt. The original purpose …

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Antique George III English Silver Goblet


Even though people sometimes think that a silver chalice and a silver goblet are the same, they are not. There are several differences between the two pieces. The first difference is the religious aspect. A chalice is decorated in a manner which denotes its ties …

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Antique George III English Sterling Silver Wine Ewer


The Silver Wine Ewer was first introduced in the late 17th century. Originally, ewers were used for washing fingers. A waiter would hold a basin in front of each dinner guest to wash their hands with rose water. At that time, people were eating with …

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Antique George II English Silver Beer/Water Jug


The derivation of the word ‘jug’ is from the Middle English word ‘jugge’ used to describe a large rounded vessel. Jugs are generally used to hold and serve liquid and usually have a handle and narrow neck. Wealthy Ancient Greeks and Romans stored their wine …

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A collection of Father's Day Antiques

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday and are starting to enjoy the beginning of Summer. As we go from the month of May into June, we realize that Father's Day is fast approaching. We have selected a variety of exciting gifts that we think any Man would love to receive! Therefore, we are going to begin this week's Announcement with the theme of alcohol - always a good way to begin.

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