Fine Antique Silver & Objects of Vertu
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.
Also look under Boxes
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Chinese Export Silver Combination Snuff Box & Vinaigrette
Made by 'P', Canton c.1820
Victorian Silver 'Scott Monument' Vinaigrette
Made by David Pettifer, Birmingham 1854
George III Silver Vinaigrette
Made by Thomas Bartlet, Birmingham 1811
A Rare Victorian Silver & Glass Vinaigrette
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