Silver wine labels made their appearance in the 1730s to identify the contents of unmarked opaque glass wine bottles. This book reflects the lively interest in wine labels of collectors in many countries. It explores the history of the development of not only the labels themselves, but also of the great collections. It examines in detail makers, places of manufacture and styles.
Professor John Salter was educated at Oxford University and is a distinguished international lawyer. He is past Chairman of the Silver Society and a past president of the Wine Label Circle. He has written extensively on Scottish silver and for various magazines.