This fine antique George III sterling silver decanter label/bottle ticket has a subtly convex, plain rectangular rounded cornered form.
The body is embellished with a simple tooled decorated border and the engraved name 'MADEIRA' to the centre.
The label is suspended by two ring loops to the upper border connected by a silver belcher style chain.
This fine example of Georgian silverware has been crafted by the Newcastle maker John Robertson II but assayed in London; this was an occasional practice with smaller items of Newcastle silver, where no town mark was been struck.
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