georgian silver valise vinaigrette by thomas edwards london 1818

GEORGIAN SILVER "VALISE" VINAIGRETTE BY THOMAS EDWARDS , LONDON 1818


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

SEPT97

Description

This exquisite Georgian silver "valise" or "purse" vinaigrette is dated London 1818. It is in remarkable condition and of very good quality. The cover is bright-engraved with a purse outline and a laurel wreath. The drilled foliate gilt grille is exquisite. Vinaigrettes are often hallmarked for Birmingham, the centre of toy making * in Georgian times. A London hallmark for vinaigrettes is very unusual. The silversmith Thomas Edwards worked at various addresses in Islington, London, in Ratcliff Row and then Clerkenwell.
Back and sides plain.
Gilt wash interior.
Drilled engraved grille.
* from the late 18th to early 19th Century, Birmingham was the centre for the making of “toys”: small decorative objects from silver. They were produced in small family businesses and factories throughout Birmingham. They made a range of items including patch boxes, nutmeg graters, buckles, caddy spoons, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and babies rattles.
Hallmarks:
TE for Thomas Edwards
Date letter "c" for 1818.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.
Condition:
Excellent
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks marks.
Dimensions:
3.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.8 cm
Internal Ref: SEPT97


Dimensions

Height = 1 cm (1")
Width = 3 cm (1")
Depth = 2 cm (1")



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