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Bottle of sherry

2006.44.1517 (RS98128)

Description

Corked wine bottle made of dark opaque glass and filled with sherry. A typed label is attached to the side and a handwritten paper tag hangs around the neck.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1812
Inscriptions
"PEDRO XIMINEZ SHERRY / Formerly the property of a Widow Lady residing near / Palma, Spain. Drawn from the original Butt. Shipped / by the "S.S. Juan Cunningham" from Seville, Spain. / Trans-shipped at Liverpool to the "Celtic" -- Arrived / in the Port of New York , / Jaunary -- 1912. This wine is / guaranteed to be over 100 years of age: having been / in the possession of one family for a longer period / than tha. Its exact date of Vintage is unknown. / Charles Bellows, Wine Merchant, / 52 NEW Street, New York City" (typed)
"Pedro Ximinez / Sherry / Over 100 years old / Very sweet / practically a / Cordial" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Bottle
glass (material)
wine bottles
Dimensions
11 1/2 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1517
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
181231

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