Antique Silver Vinaigrette

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Antique Silver Vinaigrette

Antique Silver Victorian engine-turned Vinaigrette with raised borders and an oblong cartouche engraved with the initials A.B. Hinged and opening to disclose a pierced floral engraved silver gilt grille. Made by W. S. of Birmingham

Antique silver vinaigrettes; small, decorative and a wide variety of styles to choose from ensures that these delightful boxes are as collectible as ever. They were used to guard against disease and unpleasant odours. A sponge was place inside the vinaigrette which was impregnated with aromatic vinegar and concentrated perfumed oils.
Vinaigrette

Ref No.LV7
OriginBirmingham
Year 1842
W1.50 inches 3.81 cm

£ 425.00