small georgian silver vinaigrette by cocks bettridge birmingham 1809

SMALL GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY COCKS & BETTRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM 1809


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

MAI94

Description

This exquisite George III silver vinaigrette was made in 1809 by Cocks & Bettridge, renowned Birmingham toy makers *. It is a small example, small vinaigrettes are very sought-after, showcasing the minutiae of the work of these illustrious Birmingham silversmiths.
Of canted curved rectangular form, with amoeba pattern decorations to the front, prick-dot decorations to the back and sides.
The filigree grille is exquisite and the gilt interior still very rich. It retains its original sponge, which makes it a complete piece.
A wonderful addition to a collection
Hallmarks:
C&B for Cocks & Bettridge
Date letter "l" for 1809.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.
Condition:
Very good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks.
Dimensions:
2cm x 2.5cm.
* 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.
Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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Internal Ref: MAI94


Dimensions

Height = 0.8 cm (1")
Width = 2.5 cm (1")
Depth = 2 cm (1")



This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish



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