CLARET WINE SEAL MATRIX HIGH GRADE PROBABLY 1880’s WOODEN HANDLE NICE GRADE USED

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CLARET WINE SEAL with WOODEN HANDLE 1880’s HIGH GRADE & SHARP Glass wine bottles were ‘sealed’ by placing a molten blob ofsealing wax on the shoulder of a bottle and impressing it with a metal seal ( depicted as a mirror image / the design being incuse or cut into the metal ), thus indicating what product it contained (before labeling). The process was started in the mid 1600’s.This seal is about an inch ( 2.25 centimeters ) in diameter and isattached to a wood handlestanding approximately 4 inches ( 10 centimeters ) high. This is a simple one word ( CLARET )matrix. Although Clarets are akinto rose Bordeaux and thought to be popular among the French, it is most favored by the English as an after dinner drink.