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About the object

Antique Silver Victorian engine-turned Vinaigrette with raised borders and an oblong cartouche engraved with the initials A.B. Hinged and opening to disclose a pierced floral engraved silver gilt grille.

Made by W. S. of Birmingham 

Origin: Birmingham

Year: 1842

Antique silver vinaigrettes; small, decorative and a wide variety of styles to choose from ensures that these delightful boxes are as collectible as ever. They were used to guard against disease and unpleasant odours.

A sponge was place inside the vinaigrette which was impregnated with aromatic vinegar and concentrated perfumed oils.

 

Dimensions

W: 1.50 inches 3.81 cm

Stock number

LV7