Price

£1850.00

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Victorian Silver Melon Vinaigrette.

A rare Victorian novelty silver Vinaigrette, made in the form of a stylised melon, the ribbed body with engraved decoration, the silver gilt interior with foliate scroll pierced grille.

By Aston & Son, Birmingham, 1860.

Used throughout the Georgian and Victorian eras by the upper classes, vinaigrettes are a product of a time which lacked hygiene and sanitation. They consisted of a hinged box which contained a sponge dipped in scented oil with a sweet aroma. Vinaigrettes were used for smelling, especially while travelling, as the streets and travelling companions would often smell.

Steppes Hill Farm Antiques stocks a range of fine antique silver vinaigrettes for sale. Many sporting novelty designs or in particular those engraved or embossed with famous buildings or landmarks, known as “Castle Tops”. We would be glad to offer our expert advice on any of our antique collectibles, either online or in person.

Dimensions

H 25 mm (0.98 inches) W 36 mm (1.42 inches) D 30 mm (1.18 inches)

Weight

18.50 Grams (0.59 troy ounces)

Price

£1850.00

Condition report

In good condition with no damage or repair

Stock number

JS220922E
Open Monday-Saturday 10-6; appointment advisable

The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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