Sauce Labels by John Salter

Sauce Labels

John Salter

The Book
Silver bottle labels for oil and vinegar (generally called sauce labels) first made their appearance in the 1750s to adorn oil and vinegar bottles either in a two-bottle stand, or in a five-item Warwick cruet. This book reflects the lively interest in sauce labels of several long-standing active members of the Wine Circle and is a book for collectors of silver, glass and recipes. It explores two aspects of antiquarian interest: the collection of silver and of glass.

There is an inter-relation between the sauce label and bottle frames, both made of silver, and the various types of glass bottles, decanters and vessels that the labels once adorned.
It is the first detailed work to be published on the subject of silver labels to adorn cruets soy, vinegar and pickle bottles in the frame. Frames and their bottles can still be bought for use on the dining table, often in conjuction with flavoured vinegars purchased at the supermarket and then decanted.

The book affords an opportunity for the glass enthusiast to broaden knowledge in conjunction with the study of datable silver. Also featured are many examples of printed ephemera, detailing recipes of various dishes and sauces; gastronomic delights for the dinner party host to delve into to impress both family and guests.

Written by an expert, this is the ideal work with which to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Wine Label Circle.

This is the first comprehensive work to be published on the subject
Professor John Salter is an expert in the field. The book includes 1,400 particulars of labels features 500 sauce titles (including some from the United States) showcases 285 photographs of labels describes 229 makers provides 108 recipes or explanations details 40 shapes or styles

The Author
Professor John Salter was educated at Oxford University and is a distinguished international lawyer.
He 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. He is also editor of Wine Labels 1730 - 2003 to be published by Antique Collectors Club in association with The Wine Label Circle in 2003 as a companion volume to this work.


Size: 254 x 178mm
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 117 col.illustrations

ISBN: 1 85149 431 6
Price: $99.00

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