George III Cast Silver Capital Letter 'M' Wine Label - United Services Club

John Reily, London 1815
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A good quality large George III cast silver Wine Label of rectangular 'tablet' form, with gadrooned border and a shell to each corner, incised with a capital letter 'M' for Madeira.

By John Reily, London, 1815.

The reverse also engraved with the initials - 'U. S. C.' and the number 4. Probably for the United Services Club that was founded in 1915.

The United Service Club was a London gentlemen's club founded in 1815 for the use of senior officers in the British Army and Royal Navy – those above the rank of Major or Commander – and the club was accordingly known to its members as "The Senior". The club closed in 1978.

Because of its emphasis on senior officers, it was considered the most prestigious of London's military clubs – reflected partly in its entry fees, which were the highest of any London club in the 1880s, although there has been some speculation this was a device to limit the number of new members.[

Sold - £150.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
39 mm (1.54 inches)
34 mm (1.34 inches)
19.00 Grams (0.61 troy ounces)
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