Featured Oddest little silver (plate probably) decanter label

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Ownedbybear, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Why would you have a label engraved Reading?

    From the font and style, I think it's 19th C. No hallmarks or owt. Small too. H78A.jpg
     
  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Do you think it's purpose could have been something like this?

    Debora

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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Oh, I like that idea. I could do with that!
     
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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

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  5. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Honestly, the things people are able to find. Well done! That is so interesting. Reading sauce? Reading liquor?

    Debora
     
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    A sauce! From the internet:

    "A sharp sauce flavoured with spices and herbs.
    The sauce was developed and sold by James and Charles Cocks, local fishmongers, in Reading from the early 19th century."

    Debora
     
  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Pronounced REDDING BTW:bigtears:;)
     
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Like the railroad.(LOL) I wonder if the Reading had Reading sauce on its dining cars. Probably not, but it might have been fun.
     
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Lord, you lot are good! I'd thought it might be Reading pronounced as in the city, but I'd no idea about the sauce. A fair bit older than I'd thought, I think, too. It sounds as though it was a type of Worcester sauce:

    http://www.foodsofengland.co.uk/readingsauce.htm

    What's fascinating is that I surmise the origins may go back to the Roman occupation of Britain. Garum.

    I bought it out of sheer curiousity for a whole fifty pence. I am rather pleased, it's a serious piece of history.
     
  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I just bought leg of lamb for Christmas dinner; I'm wondering if Reading sauce would taste good on it. Most of the ingredients look like they'd work, but I'm unsure of the walnut pickle. It sounds odd at best.
     
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  12. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Roast lamb only needs mint sauce, fresh leaves, vinegar, sugar, chop chop chop - Voila!
     
  13. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Anyone researching these things should always refer to them as "Bottle Tickets" even though some are used on decanters etc. Just a FYI.
     
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  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    New term for me. (And I like new terms.)

    Debora
     
  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    My mother's trick for mint sauce was to freeze the stuff after picking it from the garden. No washing. You then take it out and literally crumble it, add the vinegar. No chopping! I quite like redcurrant jelly with it. And our wonderful local Afghan restaurant makes a hot chopped herb sauce, which is sublime with sheeps.

    Ruth, stick whole peeled garlic cloves under the lamb skin. And spikes of fresh rosemary.
     
  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Planning on the garlic, but I'll have to forage for mint and rosemary spikes. They had roast beef on the bone on sale too; it's in the oven.
     
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  17. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Sorry you are not near by, I cut back my rosemary bush Thursday because we were getting snow Friday. I have tons even after giving a lot away!
     
  18. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    We Welsh like it as I described :p
     
  19. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    We are learning all the time. That label is a first for me as well.
     
  20. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'm part Cornish. Close enough! :) I got fresh rosemary, but there wasn't a clove of fresh garlic to be had. Had to settle for the jarred stuff. It'll do, and it saves chopping.
     
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