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Auction: Evening Sale: A Study in Distinction
was auctioned on: 8 December 2017
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Believed Taylor 1887

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:  US$3,430
Lot number 252, Views: 32

TAYLOR The company was started in 1692 by Job Bearsley as a general trading company. In 1744 the Bearsley’s purchased a property in the Douro Valley at Salgueiral, which was the first recorded British-owned property in the Douro Valley and still belongs to the company today. In 1816 Joseph Taylor entered the partnership. In 1836 John Fladgate joined and a few years later, Morgan Yeatman became a partner and the name became Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman. In 1893 they purchased the Quinta de Vargellas vineyard which continues to be the backbone for their finest Ports, and they became the first company to produce a Single Quinta port, Quinta de Vargellas in 1958. The company also own Quinta da Terra Feita, Quinta do Junco and Casa Nova. A recent innovation has seen the company bottle a port called Vinha Velha which comes from an old vineyard with very low yields at Quinta de Vargellas. David Guimaraens leads the wine-making team and he is also responsible for the Ports at Fonseca, Croft and Delaforce that also belong to the Fladgate Partnership Believed Taylor 1887 Port Levels: four top shoulder, one upper shoulder with signs of old seepage; shipper identified from printed neck tags, heavy wax capsules embossed with "port 1887," two damaged embossed bottle buttons that state "Rousden Jubilee 1887" 5 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Evening Sale: A Study in Distinction
Date of the auction: 8 Dec 2017
Address: Christie's
New York

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