Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO (worked from 1823)

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver ‘Mussel’ Vinaigrette

1876 London

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This fine antique Victorian sterling silver vinaigrette has an elongated asymmetrical form, realistically modelled in the form of a mussel shell.

The anterior and posterior surfaces of the vinaigrette are embellished with subtle chased decoration replicating the contours of the natural shell.

The tension bearing ligament of the organic shell is replicated with a hinge and allows access to the original hinged pierced scrolling leaf decorated gilt grille.

The decoration to the grille incorporates the maker’s details ‘S Mordan & Co, London’ in addition to a ‘lozenge mark’ which certifies the patent of this piece on 29th February 1876 with the UK Patent Office.

The narrow end of the mussel features a ring loop attachment.

The vinaigrette retains the original gilded interior.

This impressive vinaigrette, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Sampson Mordan & Co, is a rare example of its type.

Dimensions

Length with extended ring loop 5.5cm/2.2"

Length 5cm/2"

Width 2.1cm/0.8"

Height 1.3cm/0.5"

Weight

0.5 troy ounce/14.7g


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This Victorian vinaigrette is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

The maker’s mark and lozenge mark struck to the anterior surface of the grille are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from this fine example of Victorian silverware.
Maker: Sampson Mordan & Co (Sampson Mordan II)

Origin: London, England

Date: 1876
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU W9643 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 1.30 cm (0.51 inches)
Width 2.10 cm (0.83 inches)
Weight 0.50oz t (15.55g)
Stock Code
W9643
Medium
A fine and impressive, rare antique Victorian English sterling silver vinaigrette in the form of a mussel, made by Sampson Mordan & Co; an addition to our silver boxes collection
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The chased decoration is very sharp. The maker’s mark and lozenge mark struck to the anterior surface of the grille are all very clear.
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