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Decanter Labels That Compliment Any Decanter

Updated on September 15, 2014

Beautiful Decanter Labels And Decanter Tags For Any Occasion

Check out these decanter labels, decanter tags or wine labels for your beautiful wine or whiskey or liquor decanter at home.

They are also extremely suitable for giving them as gifts to people who enjoy a glass of a little something after dinner. And let's not forget the decanter collectors. They will truly know to appreciate especially the silver decanter labels.

The truth is that the labels greatly compliment any decanter. Especially if you get hold of custom made silver decanter labels, they add a touch of class to any home bar.

Many of these decanter tags are fine hand cast pieces such as made of pewter or sterling silver, and you can find some gorgeous ones engraved with your preferred text.

While most are oval shapes, you can find also some gorgeous rectangular decanter labels, particularly in sterling silver.

Decanter or wine labels have been enthusiastically collected by many wine lovers all over the world. They are usually made of silver, although they may also be made of copper, tin or pewter, ivory or cloth.

My Favorite Decanter Labels: Engraved Liquor Decanter Labels

There are 6 nickel coated brass decanter labels in the pack, While useful for the obvious reasons, they're also extremely chic. What I also like about these labels is that they're easy to read. I have a set of these labels on my crystal decanters and they just look fabulous!

Each label is half an inch wide and you get one for each: Bourbon, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka, Scotch and Gin.

A Short History Of Decanter Labels And Tags

Decanter labels, also called bottle tickets have a long history of adorning decanters of all kinds with their beautiful designs, allowing at the same time to easily identify the contents of the decanter.

The earliest labels have been found from the 18th Century, between the years 1730-1770. These early name tags had a rococo influence. Some designs are plain, while others are quite ornate and elaborate.

After the 1770s we have the neo-classical label designs, which are even today considered the most elegant and sleek labels created for decanters.

The regency period (after the 1880s) gave way to a rather heavy (and heavily) ornate pieces.

The 1830s have brought to life Victorian style labels, however this is the period which has seen a strong decline in handcrafted decanter labels, due to the increase of paper labels glued to wine bottles in factories. This time has also seen the decline in using decanters for serving alcohol for guests as well.

These days decanter labels are mostly factory manufactured and the materials range from silver to brass, nickel, pewter and many others. The labels are much more affordable, however some handcrafted ones are still making silversmith artists a small fortune - and they make great gifts too.

PlaceTile Beaded Hanging Gift Tags, Wine or Liquor Labels

If you want to reuse your labels and decanter tags, then this set of 3 hanging gift tags is for you.

You can easily use it to label liquors, wines, decanters of refreshments or as gift tags. You are only limited by your creativity. What about using these labels in the laundry room or for labeling various boxes and baskets?

And if you're thinking of giving them as gifts to a friend or family member, you can do so with ease. And it doesn't even matter whether the person is a male or female. These tags can be given to anyone!

silver decanter labels
silver decanter labels

Silver Decanter Labels

Silver decanter labels are very popular gifts to give to anyone who is a wine lover.

If you are thinking of giving your friend a wine decanter, consider looking through some silver decanter labels to give. Many companies specialize in reproducing rare and unusual antique designs that imitate what was fashionable centuries ago.

Regardless of whether serving an old wine or a young wine, it should be served from a beautiful decanter that will make the wine proud. However don't think that a decanter label is only useful for wine. They are many beautiful liquor decanter labels as well, which can be given as gift just the same.

Most of the silver decanter labels are actually made of sterling silver with a rich 24-carat gold plating. Some are blank yet others have various engravings on them. It all depends on your preferences when shopping.

If you have a crystal decanter, it truly deserves having a silver decanter label to go with it. The crystal decanter just has an air of aristocracy that other materials can not give, and sterling silver being an aristocratic fine metal, the two match together very well.

As a matter of fact most of the people who buy crystal decanters add to their order also a silver decanter label automatically.

Real Silver Decanter - The Perfect Gift For Any Hebrew Occasion

Crystal And Silver Decanter
Crystal And Silver Decanter

This Beautiful Decanter Will Look Spectacular On Your Shabbat Table. It Is Made From Strong Crystal And Has 925 Sterling Silver Accents All Around It. The Center Of The Decanter Has A Silver Breast Plate With "Good Shabbat" In Hebrew.

The Decanter Measures Approximately 9" X 3 1/4" X 3 1/4".

pewter decanter labels
pewter decanter labels

Pewter Decanter Labels

Pewter decanter labels are also very common label types that adorn the necks of fine crystal decanters.

Based on, pewter is:

an alloyed metal made primarily from tin, with a small component of lead, copper, bismuth, or antimony. It has been traditionally used to make tableware and decorative items. The metal is highly ductile, meaning that it can easily be worked, embossed, or carved. The malleable nature of pewter has been harnessed for thousands of years, at least since Roman times, and the metal was at one point highly prized.

Usually each label hangs on a chain around the neck of a bottle or your own red wine decanter. Of course, a full variety of spirit labels can be chosen from besides red wine, and there is a blank label to identify any other type of wine or liquor when there is no inscription for a more exotic drink type.

You can find the decanter tags either readily available, or you can have them custom made and custom engraved.

Embossed Pewter Liquor Bottle or Decanter Label Whiskey

Lindsay Claire Embossed Pewter Liquor Bottle or Decanter Label Whiskey
Lindsay Claire Embossed Pewter Liquor Bottle or Decanter Label Whiskey

Gorgeous embossing work on the pewter label for whiskey or liquor. It measures 3" wide and 1.5" high and it comes in a gift box if you're getting this as a gift for a family member or friend.

handcrafted liquor decanter label
handcrafted liquor decanter label

Decanter Labels And Tags In Other Materials

While silver and pewter decanter labels are the most popular to give especially as gifts, there are many other materials that are used for crafting decanter tags. Some are handcrafted and they truly look beautiful.

For example the label shown in this picture is made of polymer clay, and if you know to make items out of this material, it won't be that difficult to craft your own decanter labels - for you or for present giving. It will be hugely appreciated! (Click on the image to get more information about this decanter label.)

Others are made of brass with a nickel coating on them for extra protection, such as the one shown right below.

Blank Liquor Decanter Labels - Set of 6

Blank Liquor Decanter Labels - Set of 6
Blank Liquor Decanter Labels - Set of 6

This set of silver decanter labels includes six blank tags for you to engrave! Any local jeweler should be able to personalize each liquor tag with the text you want in the font of your choice. These sharp-looking tags are especially handsome when draped around bottles aligned on your back bar. In stock and ready to ship. Features: Made of nickel coated brass. Perfect for labeling decanter sets. Specs: Dimensions: 2 1/2"W x 1 5/8"H. Chain Length: 4". Includes: (6) Blank labels.


Do You Have Decanter Labels At Home?

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    • LynetteBell profile image


      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Yes, we have four decanter labels and four decanters.

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Decanter labels add an elegant touch to a home bar. These would make a great gift!

    • chas65 profile image


      6 years ago

      We have sold several of these in our antique stores.

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      6 years ago

      These are more than decanter labels, and are jewelry.

      Very well done! These would make nice little gifts. - Blessed! :)

    • Ben Reed profile image

      Ben Reed 

      7 years ago from Redcar

      A couple - but these are great.

    • Mistl profile image


      7 years ago

      I don't have any, but all of these decanter labels look really cute! :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I don't have any of these but your lens info has intrigued me. I love to collect things and your collection is awesome. Nice lens.

    • singlemaltdram profile image


      7 years ago

      Great Idea! you don't want to get your Whiskies muddled.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      We looked all over trying to find these and had given up. Some were too expensive, but the Amazon ones you have here look perfect for our needs. I'll pass it along.

    • religions7 profile image


      7 years ago

      No, I had never heard of them. They are however clearly very practical for those occasions when you don't want to serve beverages in their original containers or bottles.

      Stylish too.

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      7 years ago

      These are some really attractive decanter labels, very nice :)

    • kislanyk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cyprus

      Thanks Kim. I'm actually an avid decanter label and charms collector, I have way too many at home, but wouldn't part with them for anything!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      8 years ago

      I agree ... decanter labels are very beautiful!


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