Design: A similar image of velvet swag curtains is used on the earlier Imperial label. The winged cherub-heads forming an outer ring often appear on 18th century childrens' gravestones, symbolizing the flight of the soul to heaven. Ariel, the label name, comes from the name of a prankish airy sprite in Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest.' The difficulties of printing gold ink on a solid colour background are evident here, with its 'greasy,' mottled look. Ink dries either by absorption or evaporation, and the pre-printed surface prevents absorption.
History: As on the previous label.