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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Dry, 'Special Reserve', 1888-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901389

Summary:
Large white paper wine bottle label used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1888-1918. The label has two bronze borders and Irvine crest.

The lablel is printed in red and bronze ink and reads: "Irvine's Great Western. Dry. Victoria. Australia. Superior quality. Special Reserve".

"The Irvine Wine Collection was acquired by Museum Victoria in 1989. It represents the history of the Great Western Vineyard and the achievements of Hans William Henry Irvine, vigneron and politician, from 1888 until 1922. It comprises 130 items ranging from publications, marketing items, packaging materials, wine labels, award medals, ceramics, illuminated address, commemorative trowel, trophy plaques, wine makers tools, and silverware."
Description:
Large white paper wine label, red and bronze ink with two bronze borders and crest u.c., moon with five stars in four corners.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.10 cm (Width), 11.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising, great western, rural victoria, trades, viticulture, viticulture winemaking, wine, wineries
Themes this item is part of: Great Western Winery Timeline 1858-1922, History of Wine Labels Used at Great Western Vineyard, 1888-1918, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922), Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922)
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Viticulture & Wine Making
Tertiary Classification: product labels
Inscriptions: Text: Irvine's/GREAT WESTERN/DRY/VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA. SUPERIOR QUALITY.
Overlying Red Text: SPECIAL RESERVE.
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1918
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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