London, South Kensington
11 February 1999
Four sealed wine-bottles
each of cylindrical form, one applied with a seal initialled TC below a sinister hand appaume -- 29cm. high, another with a seal named for A.Kelly (chip to seal) -- 26cm. high, a three part 'Rickett's Patent' applied with a seal named BRANCEPETH, 19th century -- 31.5cm. high, and a squat bottle applied with a seal named I. Lukey Marsland (rim chips) -- 21cm. high, all early 19th century See colour plate 2 (4)
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Cf. Roger Dumbrell, Understanding Antique Wine Bottles (1983), pls. 34 & 77 and p. 211 for the first seal of Sir Thomas Carew 6th Bart. of Haccombe, Newton Abbott, Devon, and op.cit., p.279 for the second.
Please note that the lead bottle is cracked around the seal.
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