Dr Hugh Blair 1778 Sealed Antique Wine Bottle & Coaster Edinburgh Scotland

Fabulous sealed wine bottle with its original silver plate holder and coaster. Seal reads Dr Blair 1778. Hugh Blair was an eminent rhetoric and minister of religion in Edinburgh Scotland who went on to be a leading light is several fields of learning. His title shown with an image of him in 1798 refers to him as Rev Dr Hugh Blair so this bottle is without doubt made for him. Height 14 inches,width 5 inches.  Small pinprick star in shoulder. Plated fittings all in good condition and appears to not hide any glass damage. **Mentioned in Antique Sealed Bottles by David Burton, page 1522**

£2,200

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