Hello weekend with this Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu Cognac. Baccarat decanter and box are located in Montevideo, Uruguay.

This is what the reader tells us about the bottle “Hello, I received from my grandfather’s inheritance, that emigrated from France, this bottle of E. Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Très Vieille Louis XIII Age Inconnu Baccarat Crystal 1938. The unopened bottle is in perfect condition like its crystal stopper and in their original box. The hand-engraved number on the bottom is 226. I am interested in selling it, I hope to receive offers.”

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Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu

“FRONT”

Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu
Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu
Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu

The label reads: Remy Martin Cognac Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu
E. REMY MARTIN & C
COGNAC FRANCE
MADE IN FRANCE BY BACCARAT
226

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar:

Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu

BOX

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How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a humid place

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu

DESCRIPTION

The level of the cognac: Into neck: this means the level of cognac is still in the upper bottle neck, normal

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Tres Vieille Age Inconnu.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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13 Comments

  1. Very interesting bottle… It looks like a pre-WW2 edition since it has no Baccarat logo under the bottle.

    I am not familiar with the box type. Would it be possible to get photos of the outside of the box? I have been assuming that the “Age Inconnu” cognac was only sold in rattan baskets before 1960. Apparently not… I have never seen a pre-WW2 Red Box either. Apparently there were some.

    The card on the bottle indicates it was served at a Royal banquet in 1938 but do you know where and when this bottle was purchased?

    I am interested in purchasing your bottle but I don’t know how I would get it from Uruguay to the US. Any suggestions?

  2. Dear Michael,

    Thanks for your interest in the bottle. My paternal grandparents emigrated from Germany to France in 1936. Four years later, in February 1940 from France to Denmark and leave Denmark the same year to Uruguay where my grandfather settled until his death in 1975. The bottle was purchased or received as a gift during their stay in France between 1937 and 1941. It is also possible that it was a gift from my grandmother because she worked in an office of the Austrian government in France from 1936 -1940 during the period in which she participated in many diplomatic events.
    Is also possible that my grandfather has brought from France in 1948 when he returned to this country after the war in search of his sister where she remained during the war.
    Unfortunately that is all I can say about what I know from this bottle.
    Concerning how to get the bottle from Uruguay to USA, I have friends who travel frequently to your country and can take personally because due to customs restrictions of your country it is not possible to send it by mail or courier. Or else, I can take myself. This depends on how much you are willing to pay for the bottle or what city you live.

    I cant send you the images of the box here, so ill send to [email protected] and them can send it to you.

    Best regards,
    Jorge

  3. Cognac-Expert

    I just updated the post with additional pictures. Kind regards, Sebastian

  4. I can offer $2,600 for this beautiful cognac. I am in the Baltimore-Washington area.

  5. Dear Michael,
    Thank you very much for your offer,but I think it is still a bit lowfor a special, so famousand rare bottle. I considerthat just to bring the bottle to Washington I will have a cost of at least U $ S1.000, -. I hope you can increase your offer since we’re talking about a raritywith few equals in the world.
    Best regards,

    Jorge

  6. Making a special trip would be too big a penalty to add to the price of the bottle. I was hoping that the transaction could be made during a regular visit to the states?
    Do you or relatives come to the States often?

    Regarding the bottle it is rare but the more unusual part is the box. I already have several Age Inconnu from just before and just after WW2 some in rattan baskets. My offer is in line with the price I paid for those.

    The 1937 Baccarat bottles did not have the Baccarat name engraved just a sticker so I am sure that your bottle is from the 1938-1952 era.
    I discovered this week that I was wrong assuming the Baccarat logo was added right after WW2 since I have several bottles imported by Renfield without the logo. I researched Renfield and found out they took over the Remy Martin importer role in 1940 but because of WW2 only started importing RM again in 1946. So my Renfield bottles are 1946 or later and no Logo.

    Is there any marking on the box indicating it was made for Remy Martin? Since I have never seen this box before I have to consider the possibility that it is a custom-made box created for the bottle after purchase. If I was sure it was an original Remy Martin Box from 1938 or 1939 I would up my offer. Could you post a few more pictures of the box with the top of the lid in particular.

  7. Dear Michael,
    Thanks for your prompt response. Definitely I do not expect in any way that the buyer pays the cost of a trip to USA for me to take the bottle. I usually travel to your country but I always go to Miami. I would have no problem in taking the bottle from Miami to Baltimore but for that I must be sure that you decides to stay with the bottle. In relation to the box, there is nothing in it to indicate the Remy Martin brand. Honestly I can not guarantee that has not been made at the request of a company or for a special event. I am sending some pictures of the box as it is today. As honest I have not retouched the photos and I have not cleaned the box to take the pictures. The wooden box is lined with a kind of paper which is a bit timeworn, but the wood is intact and the brass closure and hinges are in perfect condition.

  8. (Cognac-Expert.com)

    Dear Jorge, dear Michael, I just updated the post with additional pictures of the box.

  9. Hello Jorge. I appreciate the full disclosure on the box and bottle.

    Difficult to tell when it was acquired and if the box is original. I am guessing it is not original as Remy Martin’s boxes were made of cardboard and not of that quality. This is more in line with a box made for the cognac…

    However in 1938 and 1939 Louis XIII cognacs, Age Inconnu, came in rattan baskets but probably also in a boxed version that I have never seen. Who knows?

    If you were to sell me the bottle you would not need to come to Baltimore. I have a friend in Orlando who regularly buys cognacs for me. He would be able to meet somewhere in Florida and make the transaction in person.

  10. Dear Jorge

    I would like to buy this beautiful bottle if it is still available for sale.
    Given the rarity of it I can make an offer as high as $6000.

    I am a collector based in Japan.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Best,
    Maeky

  11. Dear Jorge,

    From the engraving on the bottom of the bottle I can now definitely date the bottle to 1946-1950.
    The “Age Inconnu” is exactly the same cognac as the “Louis XIII Rarest Reserve” except that Remy Martin used that name for all bottles sold outside the US until 1962 while they used the name Louis XIII on the US market from 1936 onward. In 1963 the name “Age Inconnu” was retired and the cognac became “Louis XIII” to the entire world.
    I confirmed this recently with Remy Martin.

    Baccarat bottles produced between 1936 and 1940 were only marked with a round paper label with the Baccarat Logo. In 1946 the engraved name Baccarat was added to the bottle and in 1950 the Baccarat logo was also added.

    This bottle is therefore a “European” Louis XIII sold between 1946 and 1950.

    Note that before 1936 the name Louis XIII was not used at all and all bottles had the rectangular sticker with “Age Inconnu”. But those bottles were regular glass not Baccarat crystal.

    I believe your case is not made by Remy Martin but a custom case made specially for the bottle. In 1946-1950 the bottles were sold in cardboard cases covered with green velvet.

    Hope this information is helpful to you.

  12. Fernando Del Toro

    Hi guys,

    I have one bottle of this magnificent cognac on sale!

    It is in great conditions, totally sealed and in the original box

    If you are interested, I could send you pictures, I am open to receive an offer.

    Regards

    Fernando

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