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Bottle Ticket, "MADEIRA"

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The slightly curved labels are crescent-shaped, with a shield at the center. The label hangs from a link chain. The edges are incised.

Inscription

On each, engraved in the front shield, I/JEB in monogram;, engraved "MADEIRA".

Marks

On back of each, maker's mark TP over ER (Grimwade 2891); sovereign's head, lion passant.

Provenance

Gift of Misses Rose and Elizabeth Townsend to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Rose and Elizabeth Townsend

English (London), about 1790

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 3.3 cm x L. 5.4 cm (1 5/16 x 2 1/8 in.); Weight: 11.3 gm (7 dwt)

Accession Number

56.1321

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver