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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Rosettes, 1888-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901426

Four wine labels in the shape of a rosette used by Irvine's Great Western Winery, 1888-1918.

Labels are printed in black and gold and read: "Irvine's Great Western".

Rosettes were most often used on the neck of Sparkling wine bottles.

"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."
Fourr wine labels, white lettering on a black and gold back- ground. The labels are in the shape of a rosette.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.50 cm (Width), 5.20 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 GREAT WESTERN
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.
SH921484 / SH921485 - Booklet - 'Above and Below Ground at Hans Irvine's Great Western Vineyard', about1903

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