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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Rosettes, 1888-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901427

Summary:
Twenty three wine labels, white lettering on a maroon background. The labels feature the Irvine family crest and are in the shape of rosettes.

The labels are printed with: "Hans W.H. Irvine, Great Western, Victoria Australia".

Rosettes were most often used on the neck of Sparkling wine bottles. These rosettes may have been used on the bottles of Sparkling Burgandy since the colour scheme is the same.
Description:
Twenty three wine labels, white lettering on a maroon background. The labels feature the Irvine family crest and are in the shape of rosettes.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.80 cm (Width), 4.80 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: HANS W.H. IRVINE/GREAT WESTERN/VICTORIA/AUSTRALIA.
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1918

Hans Irvine purchased the Great Western Winery in 1888 and sold it in 1918.
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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