Citrus coloured wine bottle with Silver stopper & collar

£ 325

Dated 1842 with hall marks for Henry Manton Birmingham both to the collar and stopper. Complete with its original cork.
Height 33cm

Ref: 24508

Note: Henry Manton (1809-1903) Appears to have set up in business as a silversmith in his early 20s. At that time, he was at Hutton Street, Birmingham, but during 1834 moved to 110 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, where his firm flourished for many years.
According to Henry Manton’s trade card of about 1845 he was a ‘Silversmith and Manufacturer of Castor Smelling Bottle Tops, Cork Mounts, Labels, etc. Later he become interested in local politics; an Alderman of Birmingham he became the city’s mayor in 1861. He was also a long-serving Sunday school teacher, President of the Birmingham Sunday School Union and, at the time of his death on 23 August 1903, a local magistrate.
His son H.J. Manton, who continued the business was regarded as an authority on matters affecting the Poor Law and was knighted in 1912.