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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Burgundy, 1905-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901399

Summary:
Large white paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1905-1918. The label depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.

Wine label is printed in black and red ink and reads: "Irvine's Great Western gold medal London International 1873 Paris International 1900 Australian wines Burgundy. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".

Burgandy is a stong red wine. This type of label was attached to the front of tall, cylindrical bottle.
Description:
Large white paper label printed in black and red inks. Depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.00 cm (Width), 10.80 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: IRVINE'S/GREAT WESTERN/GOLD MEDAL/ LONDON INTERNATIONAL/1873/PARIS INTERNATIONAL /1900/AUSTRALIAN WINES/Burgundy/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.
Place Named: Dowgate Hill, London, England, Great Britain

Printed at bottom of label: "Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill, London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia"
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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