- Professor John Salter is an expert in the field
- Examines makers, places of manufacture and styles as well as the history and development of the labels
Silver wine labels first made their appearance in the 1730s to identify the contents of unmarked opaque glass wine bottles. Later they adorned clear glass decanters. This book reflects the lively interest of a group of members of the Wine Label Circle who have contributed to the text in accordance with their own specialist expertise. It explores the history of the development of the labels themselves and also of the great collections. It examines in detail makers, places of manufacture and styles.
Most of the authors have already written for the journal of the Wine Label Circle on specialist subjects.
Professor John Salter is a past Chairman of the Silver Society and a past President of The Wine Label Circle. He has written extensively on Scottish silver and for The Proceedings of The Silver Collectors, The Silver Society Journal, and Country Life.