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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Sweet Wine, 'Muscatene', 1905-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901417

Summary:
Large pale yellow coloured retangular paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1905-1918. The label has a gold border and depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.

Wine label is printed in light blue, black and gold ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage London International 1873 Paris International 1900 Australian wines. Muscatene Sweet Wine. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".

Muscatene is a sweet white wine.
Description:
Large pale yellow coloured rectangular paper label printed in light blue, black and gold ink. Has gold border and depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest. [2 copies].
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.80 cm (Width), 10.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: great western, rural industry, trades, viticulture, viticulture winemaking, wine, wineries, working life
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/GOLD MEDAL/PURE VINTAGE/LONDON INTERNATIONAL/1873/PARIS INTERNATIONAL/1900/AUSTRALIAN WINES/MUSCATENE/SWEET WINE/HANS IRVINE & Co., DOWGATE HILL, LONDON, E.C. & VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1905-1918

Irvine's London depot opened in 1905.
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090433b.htm. Viewed LDH, 20.05.08.

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