Hospital fund raiser Port Bottle

Blue and white earthenware port bottle (empty) with cork stopper. Produced as a fundraiser for the RWH.

On the front are the words :"The Royal Women's Hospital / Caring for Women" and the old hospital crest (similar to Melbourne City Council crest).

On the back: "This fine Old Show Port has been specially selected by the Royal Women's Hospital from our old casks at St. Anne's for this bottling. It exhibits elegance of fruit, blended with a premium brandy spirit and has considerable depth of flavour and a delightfully lingering finish." More details follow of its alcohol content etc.

Date unknown but possibly late 1980s.

Http:// "Elischer Pottery was started in Sandringham in 1947 by well-known sculptor John (Johann Wolfgang) Elischer (1891-1966) and his son, also named John, (known as Wolly). John (Snr) was born in Vienna and trained at the Academy of Vienna from 1908 to 1911 and was an Associate of the Royal Academy Vienna".
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Object detail

Earthenware, cork, plastic
21.0 x 10.0 cm
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Medical History Museum Category


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