Shop

Early nineteenth century silver gilt vinaigrette. Birmingham 1811.

£1,285.00

1 in stock

Category:
Description

Early nineteenth century silver gilt vinaigrette. Birmingham 1811.

This striking vinaigrette of unusual form was made and assayed in Birmingham in 1811. Believed to have been made by Joseph Taylor, the workmanship is of exceptionally high quality, decorated with engine turning and floral and foliate motifs to both the front and the back. The interior grill is beautifully cut and etched, echoing the same design elements as the exterior. The original suspension loop allowed the vinaigrette to be worn on a watch fob or as a necklace by a lady.

This rare vinaigrette is of exceptional quality. It is 3.3cm in diameter and 1.3cm deep. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition and both the lid and grill close well. It bears only very light wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.