Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

c. 1808 Birmingham

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A nice little antique sterling silver vinaigrette with ribbed decoration all over. The pretty pierced gilt grill is decorated with flowers, leaves and a basket of fruit. Weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 1.2 cms. Length 3.8 cms. Width 2.5 cms. Birmingham 1808. Maker John Shaw.
This attractive antique silver vinaigrette is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The base is marked with crisp, clear silver stamps. The lid and grill are 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 of this item.
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
6809
Medium
silver
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Vault 27
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1QS

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