georgian silver 'valise' vinaigrette by ledsam vale birmingham 1823

GEORGIAN SILVER 'VALISE' VINAIGRETTE BY LEDSAM & VALE, BIRMINGHAM 1823


Price

£345
| $470 USD | €384 EUR


Item Ref

MAI79

Description

This exquisite Georgian silver "valise" or "satchel" vinaigrette is dated Birmingham 1823. The cover is profusely engraved with a purse outline and foliate decorations. The gilt grille pierced with foliate scrolls. It bears the marks of Ledsam and Vale who were part of the Birmingham toy making * fraternity. The back and sides with prick-dot decorations. Valise vinaigrettes are few and far between and this is a lovely example.
* 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:
L&Co for Ledsam & Vale.
Date letter "Z" for 1823.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.
Condition:
Very good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks marks.
Back with minor dints.
Dimensions:
2.5 cm x 2 cm x 0.8 cm
Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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Internal Ref: MAI79


Dimensions

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


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