A Blank Nineteenth Century Pearlware Wine or Bin End Label for Farrow & Jackson
A blank nineteenth century pearlware wine label or bin end label manufactured for Farrow & Jackson.
The front of the label is blank with a pre-glazed strip to allow for a transfer or for the label to be written upon. The reverse is stamped “Farrow & Jackson London & Paris”.
Used by vineyards, wine merchants or for country house cellars, these labels were required for ensuring that unmarked bottles were correctly categorised whilst in storage or just to provide guidance for sectioned areas of a cellar. They were nailed or hooked directly onto wine racks.
Farrow and Jackson, (famous wine merchant & spirit merchants and general engineers for the drinks industry) ordinarily used Wedgwood to manufacture its bin end labels but the lack of any markings would suggest that the firm had found an alternative source of supply.
It is difficult to date this label owing to the lack of dating evidence but I would suggest that it is a late nineteenth century example following their move away from Wedgwood.
Farrow & Jackson was founded in 1798 and was based at 16 Great Tower Street, London and continued in business into the latter part of the twentieth century.
Circa 1880 – 1900