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S0301S.AUXERRE.M  Pleasing freeblown blackglass (mid olive green) small size club shape bottle with shallow kickup, sand pontil, rounded sides, sloped flowing shoulders into short elegant neck through crudely applied thin stringrim below everting snapped off fired smooth lip. Seal to mid body impressed with Count's coronet above Lion rampant on a shield of tournament with mantling either side of fir bough and a berry bearing branch. This armorial has been identified to be the coat of arms for Auxerre in Burgundy, famous for a number of the finest quality wines and this special bottlemay possibly have been for Cremant de Bourgogne asparkling wine in the tradition of Champagne. This is a rare and  important early French seal c1760/70. 8 1/4" x 3 3/8"diameter   £sold

Sealed halfsize AUXERRE c1760

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