Antique sealed bottles 1640-1900 and the families who owned them / David Burton ; with research by Christopher Mortimer.

Title: 
Antique sealed bottles 1640-1900 and the families who owned them / David Burton ; with research by Christopher Mortimer.
Author/Artist: 
Burton, David, 1937- author.
Publisher: 
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club Ltd. c2015.
Description: 
3 v. (xxiii, viii, 1711 p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Other Authors: 
Mortimer, Christopher, contributor.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
145144
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Location: 
Secured Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5440.B6.B97
Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5440.B6.B97
Notes: 
In slipcase.
One of 1500 numbered copies.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1673-1679) and indexes.
This is a collection that explores the unlocking of history through the identification of its unique seals, using crests and coats-of-arms as the 'keys' towards identifying the original owner. This three-volume collection examines the evolution of the sealed bottle from the 1640s to the late 1800s and provides a detailed description to accompany each entry, supported by numerous photographs, including the number of examples known, their condition, and the collections where the bottles and detached seals are held. The laying down of wine to improve its quality and longevity related to the social history of the day, the design of the bottles, their evolution and manufacture, are a reflection of the individuals who ordered and used the bottles at home or in the private gentlemen's clubs, much influenced by the historic events of the 17th through to the 20th centuries. Wine consumption has a place in cultural history; these collected bottles existed at times of incredible upheaval and social change. From the early colonial settlements of the New World, into the slave markets of Richmond, VA, New Orleans, Charleston, SC, and Philadelphia, and with the plantation owners who amassed vast wealth and prestige as a result of this trade.
v. 1, c. 2; v. 2, c. 2; v.3, c. 2 Gift; Dwight P. Lanmon; 2015
CMGL c. 1: no. 98 ; c. 2: no. 108.
Contents: 
v. 1. History and social context. What is a sealed bottle? ; Sealed bottles from the seventeenth century ; Sealed bottles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ; Hearldry and sealed bottles ; Sealed bottles from the west country ; Sealed bottles from Wales ; Sealed bottles from the North American colonies ; Sealed bottles in major public collections ; Building a collection ; Price guide and price trends --
v. 2. The main list: dated and undated sealed bottles (part one) --
v. 3. The main list: undated sealed bottles (part two) ; Crests and coats of arms ; Appendices: Late additions, amendments, images and sale prices up until 30 September 2012 ; Stipple-engraved Alloa glass bottles ; Price matrices ; A selection of foreign sealed bottles and detached seals ; Marks (seals) ordered from the Beilby and Bewick workshop ; Bottle capacities in different wine regions of the world ; Change of the New Year from 25 March to 1 January ; The Kings and Queens of England & Great Britain, 827-2012.
ISBN: 
9781851497553 hardcover
1851497552 hardcover
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG objects: 54.2.14, p. 21 (middle right), p. 442 (bottom center), p. 498 (top) -- 71.2.16, p. 42 (top center), p. 621 (left) -- 71.2.21, p. 42 (top right), p. 1453 (left) -- 51.2.261, p. 47 (bottom left) -- 71.2.17, p. 48 (top left), p. 443 (top 2nd from right), p. 622 (left) -- 71.2.18, p. 48 (middle center), p. 642 (left) -- 60.2.16, p. 56 (top center), p. 383 (top right), p. 715 (right) -- 71.2.26, p. 60 (left), p. 443 (middle left), p. 687 (right) -- 71.2.29, p. 63 (middle right), p. 714 (right) -- 71.2.28, p. 74 (bottom), p. 706 (right) -- 60.2.6, p. 81 (middle left), p. 443 (bottom far right), p. 1208 (left) -- 71.2.6, p. 101 (bottom left), p. 903 -- 71.2.22, p. 102 (top left), p. 176 (bottom center), p. 380 (bottom right), p. 443 (top right), p. 659 -- 71.2.5, p. 122 (2nd from right), p. 443 (middle 2nd from right, right), p. 1013-1014 -- 71.2.31, p. 183 (right), p. 443 (middle 2nd from left), p. 753 -- 71.2.25, p. 225, 1477 -- 50.2.108, p. 249 (top left), p. 1448 (left) -- 86.4.196, p. 362 -- 60.2.17, p. 388 (bottom right), p. 443 (bottom 2nd from right), p. 1188 (right) -- 54.2.14, p. 442 (bottom left) -- 71.2.8, p. 442 (bottom right), p. 552 (bottom) -- 71.2.9, p. 443 (top left), p. 553 (right) -- 71.2.13, p. 443 (top 2nd from left), p. 592 (bottom) -- 60.2.11, p. 443 (bottom left), p. 606 (top) -- 60.2.14, p. 443 (bottom 2nd from left), p. 731 (middle) -- 60.2.6, p. 443 (bottom right) -- 60.2.9, p. 524 (right) -- 71.2.10, p. 562 (left) -- 71.2.19 p. 657 -- 71.2.20, p. 658 (top) -- 71.2.36, p. 811 (right) -- 60.2.4, p. 820 (middle right) -- 71.2.38, p. 842 -- 50.2.126, p. 1030 (right) -- 60.2.12, p. 1065 -- 87.2.18, 1071 (not ill.) -- 71.2.39, p. 1228 (right) -- 71.2.24, p. 1421 (left) -- 87.2.17, p. 1445 (middle) -- 51.2.260, p. 1469 (left) -- 53.2.61, p. 1476 (left) -- 71.2.14, p. 1480 -- 71.2.11, p. 1482 (left)