Antique English Silver Vinaigrette 1861 by Hilliard & Thomason
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Well made English Victorian Sterling Silver Vinaigrette with an
extremely attractive applied lid of scrolled foliage.
The border and base also decorated with foliate scrolls.
With a central oval bright-cut edged cartouche (blank).
The silver gilt grille pierced and elegantly
decorated with scrolled foliage and flowers.
Hallmarked both on the inside lid and inside base.
With applied silver ring and jump ring to the outside top border.
Original sponge included.
Maker: - Hilliard & Thomason of Birmingham
2 x 1 inches
Condition:- Very good throughout.
A silver vinaigrette is a small receptacle to contain a pungent, aromatic vinegar,
used by ladys supposedly to ward off faintness through the wearing of tight bodices,
but was more often that not used to help reduce the nasty smells of the street.
The earliest-known examples in separate form dates from 1492. Such pieces were
popular from the mid 18th century; they were made in innumerable forms
and styles, such as circular, oval, polygonal, heart-shaped or shell-
shaped, and in other forms, such as a shoe, book, watch-case, purse, acorn etc.
in silver, gold or porcelain, under the lid with a pierced grille,
to cover the saturated sponge.
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- Hilliard & Thomason
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- Very Good
- English Hallmarked Silver