Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Victorian Silver Vinaigrette

JOHN TONGUE, BIRMINGHAM (worked from c.1830)

Victorian Silver Vinaigrette

c. 1843 Birmingham

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A pretty shaped antique sterling silver vinaigrette with an unusual wave decoration. The pretty pierced gilt grill is decorated with flowers, leaves and scrolls. Weight 24 grams. Height 1 cms. Length 4.25 cms. Width 3 cms. Birmingham 1843. Maker John Tongue.

This charming silver vinaigrette is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The engraved decoration and initials are crisp. The silver marks are clear. The internal gilt is not worn. Everything is exactly as you would want to find it.

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.
The vinaigrette is a small lidded box which opens to reveal a pierced grill underneath which would be a small sponge soaked in an aromatic substance such as vinegar or smelling salts. The inside surfaces would be gilded to protect the silver from staining.

Vinaigrettes were generally carried whilst travelling in order to combat the effects of foul smells encountered in the streets. Women also frequently needed smelling salts to revive themselves after fainting from wearing tight corsets.
Stock Code
7173
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