This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance
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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.