About the object

The Vinaigrette is of an unusual circular form and is decorated on the cover and base with concentric engine turned designs around a central flower head.

The sides are of plain design, with a protruding thumb piece. The cover opens to reveal a finely gilded interior and grille which, unusually, opens from the front and which is pierced with roundels.

This example is of the finest quality and is an early example of a vinaigrette, as few survive from the 18th century. 

Dimensions

Diameter: 1 inch, 2.5cm., Height: 0.45 inches, 1.13cm