Fine Antique Silver & Objects of Vertu



VINAIGRETTES

Vinaigrette are usually small boxes with a hinged lid, which opens to reveal a pierced grill, also hinged, and underneath the grill would be a small sponge
soaked in an oily sweet smelling substance. Used both by men and women were generally carried whilst travelling, to give a pleasent aroma as the streets
or travelling companions could often smell. Inside all the surfaces would be gilded to protect the silver from staining.



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    No. S132
    Chinese Export Silver Combination Snuff Box & Vinaigrette
    Made by 'P', Canton c.1820
    Price 2,950.00



    No. S012
    Victorian Silver 'Scott Monument' Vinaigrette
    Made by David Pettifer, Birmingham 1854
    Price 1,395.00




    No. P022
    George III Silver Vinaigrette
    Made by Thomas Bartlet, Birmingham 1811
    Price 485.00




    No. M154
    A Rare Victorian Silver & Glass Vinaigrette
    Circa 1860
    Price 865.00










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