Lot 6 (Spring Fine Art Auction, 20th February 2019)
A H. Ricketts & Co. Glass Works, Devon sealed cylindrical wine bottle
the seal with initials 'D.B.D' and the date 1836,
Provenance: The bottles can be attributed to Daniel Bishop Davy, shipbuilder of Topsham, Devonshire. He worked with his brother Francis in a number of successful business enterprises, most of which involved heavy industry. It is unclear why Davy placed so many orders for sealed bottles each year, as well as unsealed examples, as there is no information as to whether he was also in the wine merchant trade, although this would not be surprising.
Sold for £160
Lower lip of collar is chipped, slight fault to the seal. Please see additional images. General wear and scratches.