Antique French Silver Wine Label: Name Your Favorite
Beautiful French silver wine bottle ticket or label with an open slot into which you can put a card with the name of whatever wine you have in your bottle or decanter. The decoration has an anthemion at the top and a foliate border at the bottom but if you look at it with a different eye it appears like a face with eyes at the upper corners with a bushy moustache above a crescent-shaped mouth -- maybe reflecting the silversmith's sense of humor. The mark has the maker's mark C•B with a grasshopper (sauterelle) above. Condition is excellent. The wine label is 2 1/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches high. Mid- or late-19th century. We have three more of these in case you want to have a set.