Bin label Claret English Mid 19th century

Bin label Claret English Mid 19th century

Code: 32


W: 14.5cm (5.7")H: 7.9cm (3.1")D: 0.5cm (0.2")


Ceramic bin label title Claret. Straight edged coat hanger shape. Impressed Wedgwood. Early to Mid 19th century.

Condition very good.

Provenance: Angela Kay Collection.

Claret is a British term used, unofficially, in reference to red Bordeaux wine. The red wines of Bordeaux are blends, mostly based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Further information: Bin labels are the lowly but elder relations of decanter labels and served a different purpose. Their origins go back to the mid 17th century when the binning or storage of wines first became important. They then served a utilitarian purpose identifying unmarked bottles in lying in the depths of gentlemen's or wine merchants cellars. They were either directly nailed to a shelf on which were stored the bottles or barrels or directly to the barrel itself.

Bin labels are in the main made from pottery including Delftware and creamware, or broadly speaking, earthenware. They are therefore highly susceptible to damage and therefore there are far fewer bin labels than decanter labels in existence

Marris  Antiques - I have been a specialist antique glass dealer since 1986.  My stock consists of a wide range of antique 18th and 19th century English and Irish glass including antique drinking glasses, rummers, tumblers, decanters, coloured glass and a selection of late 19th & early 20th century Whitefriars glass. My website displays a small selection of my glass, however, if you are looking for something specific and cannot find it, please do not hesitate to contact me direct from my website contact page,  Email or Telephone: +44 (0)7841 500644.