Wine related tokens

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redwine

Quote from: malj1 on September 14, 2013, 01:49:41 PM
I imagine these were attached to a bottle with a wire perhaps?


I've finally found out what these were for!  Thanks to an article in Collectionneur & Chineur no 72 18/12/2009.
It was a key for opening the wire cage and thus an integral part of the aforementioned. And obviously a nice keepsake afterwards.  Rather than use a knife or a pair of scissors and risk the servant getting badly cut the champagne houses provided this useful little tool. 8)
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malj1

Indeed that is something like I imagined, attached to that wire  ;D but had not thought it through to being used as a removal tool.  ::)

Pleased that we have it sorted at last.   :like:
Malcolm
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redwine

 ;D
You can read the whole article in French here
Some lovely pieces in that thread too 8)  and here
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Figleaf

I have opened quite a few champagne bottles, but never needed a knife or scissors ???

Peter
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redwine

But not many in the late nineteenth century!  ;)

And I forgot to add the piece is written by Michel Paynat.  Now he does collect some interesting things!  8)
Brothels, champagne - sounds like my sort of collector ;D
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malj1

Quote from: redwine on September 04, 2014, 12:32:21 PM
;D
You can read the whole article in French here
Some lovely pieces in that thread too 8)  and here

Very interesting links there which with Google translates help, reads after a fashion! The names and initials there may come in useful another day.  ::)
Malcolm
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redwine

This monster turned up in the post ;D

O: commanderie des grands vins d'amboise
R: nos roys l'ont ayme  (our kings loved it)
BRONZE J.BALME
151g
63mm
Depth 5.45mm

Amboise is on the Loire, east of Tours.

For more info, see http://www.commanderie-vins-amboise.com/
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redwine

And this  8)
3.5g
25mm (length of grapes)
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malj1

I believe I have seen a couple of those minus the ribbon - is it bracteate?
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redwine

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malj1

I searched and found four but they had turned into oak leaves! brass, bracteate, about 33mm long.  ;D 3.2g

They do look very similar though, same manufacturer? I wonder.
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redwine

Many thanks to the ACJM I now have an article on the champagne pieces. 8)
"Les Medaillettes Publicitaires et Jetons de Champagne" by Michel Paynat BULLETIN N° 32  -  Décembre 2005
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jsalgado

#117
From Portugal four wine  and Porto wine tokens
tin plate yellow and black  27 mm


brass  29 mm


brass  31 mm


brass  29 mm




malj1

You don't mention the size or metal; I think perhaps the first is in cardboard?
Malcolm
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jsalgado

Now I have listed the size and metal.