Australian Irvine's Wines original enamel sign collectable for a hotel, pub, restaurant or private collector.
Irvine's Wines Gold Medal Original Enamel Sign
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
This sign has the bottom section missing but would still present well on a wall or framed as part of Australian wine making history. Main body of sign pictorally intact and shows the wear and tear of an early 20th century vintage sign. Hans Irvine, a Ballarat businessman, bought Joseph Best's Great Western Winery after his sudden demise in 1887. Irvine went onto creating with French champagne makers from the house of Pommery a "sparkling Australian wine" which became highly acclaimed at international wine shows. Even Dame Nellie Melba in the late 1890's took a "champagne bath at Irvine's". Seppelt's bought Irvine's Wines in 1918 and went on to become of the largest wine making companies then in Australia.
76 x 33 cm
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