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A rare Victorian silver Vinaigrette of shaped rectangular form, the base and sides with bands of engine turned decoration and a vacant shaped cartouche. The lid engraved with a scene depicting Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Scotland. The silver gilt interior with foliate scroll pierced grille. 

By David Pettifer, Birmingham, 1856

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.

Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.


H 8 mm (0.31 inches) W 32 mm (1.26 inches) D 24 mm (0.94 inches)


14.00 Grams (0.45 troy ounces)

Condition report

In good condition with no damage or repair, just very minor surface scratches.

Stock number

Open Monday-Saturday 10-6; appointment advisable