Hardy Bottle Catalog (last updated: Nov 13, 2018)

139 bottles, but still not complete. (only half bottles and up)

Introduction

Hardy was established in 1863 by Anthony (Antoine) Hardy. Although Hardy is now part of the Unicoop co-operation, the firm is still directed by members of the Hardy family. Already in the 19th century they adopted the Franch cockerel as their emblem, which they still use up to this day.
Hardy is famous for their very expensive crystal bottles, the Perfection series, made in collaboration with first Cristallerie des vosges, later Daum. Recently they have started a new series, now working together with Lalique.

Contents:

1. Stars
2. Fine Champagne
3. Le Coq d’Or
4. Red Corner
5. VS
6. Legend
7. VSOP
8. Napoléon
9. XO
10. Noces d’Argent
11. Noces d’Or
12. Extra, Chairman’s Private Cellar
13. Reserve de la famille
14. Vintages
15. Decanters
16. Miscellaneous
17. Magnums
18. Porcelain flasks
19. Roosters

1. Stars

1960s, said to be 70cl on auction (not stated)    700 ml stated

2. Fine Champagne

(said to be 70cl by the shop); Italian import: Cogis, Via Canova 38, Milano  75cl, hardly visibel below the 'C' of cognac; same Italian importer as previous bottle, but different colour of label; 1960s  75cl (stated); same Italian importer as previous bottle, but different address: Cogis, Corso Venezia 54, Milano   75cl

3. Le Coq d’Or

750ml

4. Red Corner

75cl Red Corner, also dubbed VS already.  70cl (stated); Red Corner and three stars 70cl, golden capsule 70cl (stated); Red Corner and three stars; gold coloured cap; Japanese sticker on the neck. 70cl (stated); Red Corner and SOP 750ml (stated); Red Corner and VS  70cl Red Corner; VS  750ml (stated) Red Corner; no second qualification.

5. VS

375ml 50cl 70cl  750ml  1L, not stated; stated by shop

6. Legend

70cl Legend 1863 (2017); 700ml stated on back-side  750ml stated

7. VSOP

Fine champagne, 1950s VSOP, ca 1970s; 70cl 73cl; VSOP Napoleon Imperator (1960-70s) 70cl (stated at auction) 69cl stated; 1980s 70cl  700ml stated; with a Japanese sticker on the neck 0,70L, Französisches Erzeugnis 70cl

VSOP fine champagne 50cl flask

70cl stated 750ml stated 70cl stated; VSOP fine champagne cognac. Note the different shape of the bottle compared to previous bottle. 70cl, VSOP. (fine champagne cognac not stated below VSOP)

70cl stated 1L bottle 50cl flask, gold cap 50cl flask, black cap

70cl Organic VSOP 750ml Organic VSOP Organic VSOP, content not stated

8. Napoleon

It says: Grande Fine Champagne; 0,70L It says: Grande Fine Cognac, 700ml Napoleon Imperator, 1970s Italian import 73cl 700ml; Japanese sticker on neck 750ml New type bottle, different capsule

9. XO

750ml Extra Fine XO Extra Fine; with an additional line of text (import information); content printed on the left, but not readable Fine Champagne Below Hardy is printed: 'Produce of France, Cognac'. Below Hardy is printed: 'Cognac France, Produce of France'. Stopper is different.

70cl stated 750ml stated 70cl stated, new emblem, different label and neck. 750ml stated

XO Rare. 70cl, not stated XO Rare, 70cl stated 70cl stated, label has different colour?  750ml stated.

70cl stated 70cl stated 1L stated

10. Noces d’Argent

 

11. Noces d’Or

  70cl and 40%vol stated  40%vol and 70cl stated (reversed)  No content stated  New model (2017)

12. Extra Chairman’s Private Cellar

750ml  Different shape of the bottle

13. Reserve de la Famille

0,7L 750ml with red wax cap 750ml with black wax cap, 1980s Same as previous, but 750ML is crossed out and replaced by 700ML

14. Vintage

1777 vintage; from the private collection of the Hardy family (only one bottle found in a closet at James Hardy's house). 1777, private collection (second bottle found!) 1820 vintage (stated on box, click to see) 1830, collection personelle Jacques hardy 1848 vintage  1830 Extra vintage

15. Decanters

For more information on the very expensive decanters go to the Hardy Extravaganza page.

Extra, fine champagne 70cl Gold Label Lauzin Baccarat (1970s), private reserve of Hardy (sometimes dubbed: Casino

Napoleon cognac (Kaspar crystal), some are also named Noces d’Or:

70cl Kaspar; hand made French Crystal  Noces d'Or stated separately; said to be 70cl  Napoleon; 70cl, stated 70cl Napoleon decanter (back-side); click to see front detail; different stopper  750ml, stated on back-side of neck (click to see detail back-side, very vague)  750ml stated on the paper duty seal and on back-side of neck (click to see detail back-side); with an additional label on the back-side.

Captains decanter, Noces d’Or (Cristallerie des Vosges):

70cl Captains decanter; Noces d'Or  75cl Captains decanter; Noces d'Or

Noces Series:

Noces de Perle (Cristallerie des Vosges); more then 30 years old; 70cl, not stated  Noces de Perle, Cristallerie des Vosges 75cl, not stated  Noces de Diamant (Cristallerie des Vosges); more then 60 years old; 70cl, not stated  Noces de Diamant; red cord  Noces d'Albatre (Rosebud); Daum crystal 70cl (not stated)  Noces d'Albatre (Rosebud); Daum crystal 750ml stated; with a plastic sticker Noces de Platine, 70cl, Daum crystal Noces de Platine refill

More information on the Extravaganza page.

Perfection and elements series of perfection (all Daum crystal):

Perfection, 750ml stated and 40%alc/vol, Daum crystal  750ml, with 20 proof stated; Daum crystal  Perfection, 750ml stated, with the emblem of Cristalleries des Vosges (CdV)

Water, 700ml stated  Water (Eau); 750ml stated, click to see  Fire (Flamme)  Air (Air)  Earth (Terre)  Earth, 750ml stated  Light (Lumière)  Light, 750ml stated

Lalique bottles:

Caryota (2012) aka Cuvée Bénédictine  The bottle that accompagnies the Caryota carafe; on the neck label: 'authentic pre-world war I'  Hardy Hommage, made for the 2014 Part des Anges auction, in a Lalique decanter called Trèves.

Le Printemps (2013)  L'Eté (2015)

Other:

Collection Privé Sèvres; special made for the 2011 Part des Anges auction.  Thoroughbred (Aria) 750ml (2015); only 30 kopies.

For more information on the very expensive decanters go to the Hardy Extravaganza page.

16. Miscellanious

VVSP Monseigneur (1960s) Monseigneur, reserve de A. Hardy (fine champagne) 70cl Jour de fête

17. Magnums

 1.5L Red Corner (magnum)

18. Porcelain flasks

700ml Limoges, napoleon 750ml Limoges (Jean-Pierre), Napoleon

19. Roosters (les cocs)

750ml Extra 750ml Extra 750ml Extra 750ml Extra 750ml Extra 750ml Extra

500ml three stars 50cl VS (Godiva) 500ml VSOP

 


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