Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette

RAWLINGS & SUMMERS, LONDON (worked from c.1829)

Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette

1835 England

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A very attractive antique sterling silver vinaigrette in the form of a book with an opening lid. The interior has the original gilding. The finely pierced grill is decorated with birds, flowers and scrolls. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Measures 4 x 2.8 cms. Height 0.8 cms. London 1835. Maker Rawlings and Summers.
This attractive antique silver vinaigrette is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The inside lid and base are marked with crisp, clear silver stamps. The grill is unmarked.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation
Vinaigrettes, popular from the late 18th century through the end of the 19th century, were small containers used for holding various aromatic substances, usually dissolved in vinegar. A tiny piece of sponge, soaked in the liquid, was contained beneath a grill or perforated cover. Ladies used to carry a vinaigrette with them to combat the aroma from the waste products common in cities. Likewise, the practice of wearing tight corsets also regularly caused woman to faint, requiring the need to carry smelling salts.
Stock Code
8714
Medium
silver
waxantiques

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Vault 27
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1QS

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