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An extremely rare George III 'Coronet' Wine Label made in Newcastle Circa 1803-1811 by Alexander Kelty.


The Label is designed to simulate the Coronet of a Marquis, based on the two balls and three strawberry leaves incorporated into the Coronet of a Marquis. The face of the label is engraved with an eclectic mix of pretty bright-cut, prick dot and reeded borders. This piece is engraved for SHERRY, is well marked on the reverse and is in excellent condition.

Alexander Kelty was the first silversmith to make the Coronet, almost certainly for the personal use of an Aristocrat who held the title of Marquis, and examples are exceptionally rare. He moved to Newcastle, from London, in 1802 and retired in 1812, therefore we can accurately date it between 1803 and 1811. A near identical label, by Kelty, almost certainly from the same set, is shown in Wine Labels 1730-2003, A Worldwide History, page 84.

Length: 2.2 inches, 5.5cm.