Superb 168 year old early Victorian sterling silver Vinaigrette - hallmarked Birmingham 1852 - Edward Smith

Superb 168 year old early Victorian sterling silver Vinaigrette - hallmarked Birmingham 1852 - Edward Smith

$324.72

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A stunning early Victorian sterling silver Vinaigrette in excellent condition

Fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1852 this has been professionally cleaned and polished and looks fabulous

Sterling silver vinaigrettes are small decorative boxes that were used during periods of travel, as a more accessible and practical alternative method of carrying perfume and scents than moving large glass bottles and vials.

The perfume, or aromatic vinegar, would be contained within these boxes soaked in a sponge. The box would also have a grille to cover the sponge. Vinaigrette sizes tended to vary, with their widths spanning from half and inch to 4 inches.

Silver examples would always be gilded at the point where the sponge would touch the metal. This was to avoid any corrosion. Today, vinaigrettes are a highly collectable item of antique silver

Makers mark of Edward Smith

Measures 30 x 22 x 10mm and still has the original grill and internal gilding

Free shipping and comes in a Sheffield Goldsmiths gift box

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