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Hey guys day 2 of raking my brain on this lead bale seal. Found at early 1800’s Fort in New Orleans. Any help will bring back my sanity
FOUNDED IN 1830, SEIGNOURET FRÈRES IS ONE OF BORDEAUX’S OLDEST WINE NEGOCIANTS. The company’s story first began on the other side of the Atlantic. Born in Bordeaux in 1783, entrepreneur François Seignouret moved to New Orleans in 1808, where he set up shop as an upholsterer and cabinet-maker. Business in New Orleans was booming following the Louisiana Purchase and the young Frenchman enjoyed great success.
By 1820, François Seignouret’s renown had spread and he was lauded as the designer of the most elegant furniture in the South. Today ownership of a “Seignouret” remains a privilege.
To answer the growing demand for French wines overseas, François Seignouret began exporting wine from his hometown of Bordeaux in 1830. He converted his New Orleans workshops into wine cellars where he bottled the most sought-after grands crus, including Chateau Margaux, Chateau Lafite, Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Haut-Brion.
François Seignouret passed away in 1852. His wine export business was run by the Seignouret family until 1927, when it was acquired by the Brou de Laurière family. In 2011 long-time wine negociant Laurent Barrier and estate owner Erwan Flageul joined forces to helm the company.
You’re incredible Bramblefind thank you so so much it was killing me. Treasurenet members are the best
I appreciate it so much Red-CoatCool find. It does indeed say "Seignouret Freres" (Seignouret Brothers), and I think you'll find it's a seal from one of their wine containers. Seals like this were used on bottles (especially superior wines where the bottle was supplied in a tagged sackcloth bag), but more usually on larger flagons or barrels of wine.
Thank you so much for that information I’m telling you this hobby has so many layers of interest. Again thank youSome history:
This guy was 'first class'.
To meet a growing demand for French wines in the United States, in 1830, Monsieur Seignouret founded, rue de la Verrerie, an export house. In New Orleans, he sets up his workshops in cellars where he bottles exceptional vintages such as Château Margaux, Château Lafite, Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion.