GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY JOHN LAWRENCE & ...

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NOVE81

This delightful Georgian silver vinaigrette was made in 1813 by the silversmith John Lawrence & Co, a renowned Birmingham toy maker *. It is of rectangular form. The front cover is bright-engraved with prick-dot decorations. The rectangular reserve vacant. The back and sides with conforming decorations. The hinged lid opening to reveal a gilt grille pierced with floral decorations.

* 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:

J.L for John Lawrence & Co.
Date letter "p" for 1813.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks.

Dimensions:

3cm x 2cm.

Postage:

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£225

RARE VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY ...

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SEPT98

This exquisite and very rare Victorian Aesthetic movement silver vinaigrette is dated Birmingham 1880. Of shaped rectangular form, the base with a sparrow chasing an insect on a typical fan and foliate background, the front cover engraved with a squirrel and sparrow amongst foliage, The gilt grille pierced with foliate scrolls. The top with ring attachment. It bears the marks of Deakin & Nephew*, whose marks were only in existence for two years.

* Charles Washington Deakin & Stephen Deakin traded as Deakin & Nephew between 1879 and 1881.
Stephen Deakin was Charles Deakin's nephew. Charles Deakin retired in 1881 and the company became Deakin & Francis.


Hallmarks:

D&N for Deakin & Nephew.
Date letter "f" for 1880.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Very good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks marks.

Dimensions:
3.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.8 cm.

Postage:

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GEORGIAN SILVER OCTAGONAL VINAIGRETTE BY SAMUEL PEMBERTON, ...

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APR90

This exquisite George III silver vinaigrette was made in 1802 by the illustrious silversmith Samuel Pemberton, a renowned Birmingham toy maker *. The front cover with a bright-cut criss-cross pattern, the sides with prick-dot decorations. It has many desirable qualities. Samuel Pemberton is very collectable, it has an unusual octagonal form and an exquisite filigree grille showcasing the minutiae of Samuel Pemberton's work. It retains its original sponge and is in very good condition.

Hallmarks:

SP for Samuel Pemberton.
Date letter "e" for 1802.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:
Very good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks.

Dimensions:

2.5cm x 1.5cm.

* 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.
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Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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SUPERB GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY THOMAS PARKER, ...

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APR81

This exquisite George IV silver vinaigrette is dated Birmingham 1825 and bears the marks of Thomas Parker. The engine-turned cover with vacant cartouche and raised foliate border. Opens to reveal an intricate pierced grille and rich gilt interior. The back with engine-turned decorations and the sides with reeded decorations.

Hallmarks:-

T.P for Thomas Parker.
Date letter 'B' for 1825.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Very good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks marks.

Dimensions:

3.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 1 cm.

Postage:

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Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £17 International Signed For.
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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED URANIUM BLUE GLASS ...

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JUIL71

This exquisite and rare small silver mounted vinaigrette has a sliced-cut pale blue uranium glass body The screw-top silver hinged lid opening to reveal an exquisite grille pierced with a rambling rose. It is charmingly embossed.

Hallmarks:

Not hallmarked, which was very common for scent bottles and vinaigrette lids of this period. Both lid and grille have been tested and are guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Height: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Diameter at widest: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:

The hinge and grille are in excellent condition.
The glass body is in good condition.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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Internal Ref: MAI98
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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CRANBERRY GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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SEPT89

This exquisite small silver mounted glass vinaigrette has a sliced cut rich cranberry glass body . The screw-top silver hinged lid opening to reveal an exquisite grille pierced with a rose. The shoulders decorated with a silver cover pierced with rambling flowers and thistles.

Hallmarks:

Not hallmarked, which was very common for scent bottles and vinaigrette lids of this period. Both lid and grille have been tested and are guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.
Diameter at widest: 3.5cm / 1.3 inches.

Condition:

The hinge and grille are in excellent condition.
The glass body is in good condition.Minor fleabites here and there.

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18TH C. SCANDINAVIAN SILVER HEART-SHAPED HOVEDVANDSÆG / ...

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DEC86

This exquisite Scandinavian solid silver vinaigrette is called a Hovedvansaeg. It literally means head-water egg: an egg to contain 'water' to revive the senses. It was with this type of box from Scandinavia that a young man indicated his intentions to the young lady of his choice.
'Hovedvandsæg' are of various forms and date from about 1725. The earlier ones are heart-shaped.
This silver heart-shaped 'hovedvandsæg' is surmounted by a pierced crown. The hinged lid opens to reveal a gilt interior. It stands on an oval pedestal base. The base flanked by two rampant lions or mythical creatures. The main body profusely engraved with foliate scrolls.
These spice boxes were often engraved with pinprick marks of the couples initials, as is this particular example.
The initials "RBI . DB" in prick-dot engravings on the underside.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked as was often the case with this type of item but tested as silver

Dimensions:

Height: 8.5cm / 3.2 inches.
Width: 4.5cm / 1.6 inches.
Depth: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

Condition:

Very good.
No holes or dents.
Hinge is strong condition. Snaps shut nicely.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CRANBERRY GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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MARS97

This exquisite and rare silver mounted vinaigrette has a sliced-cut cranberry glass body. The screw-top silver hinged lid opening to reveal an exquisite grille pierced and embossed with a rose. The base star-cut.

Hallmarks:
Not hallmarked, which was very common for scent bottles and vinaigrette lids of this period. Both lid and grille have been tested and are guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:
Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.
Diameter at widest: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:

Good.
The hinge and grille are in excellent condition.
The glass body is in very good condition.


Postage:

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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER & OPALINE GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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SEPT84

This rare and exquisite small silver mounted vinaigrette has a white opaline squat glass body. The screw-top silver hinged lid opening to reveal an exquisite grille pierced with a rambling rose. The top of the lid charmingly embossed.

Hallmarks:

Not hallmarked, which was very common for scent bottles and vinaigrette lids of this period. Both lid and grille have been tested and are guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Height: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Diameter at widest: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:

The hinge and grille are in excellent condition.
The glass body is in very good condition.

Postage:

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GEORGIAN SILVER 'VALISE' VINAIGRETTE BY ...

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MAI79

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:

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EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED AMETHYST GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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MAI96

This exquisite and rare silver mounted vinaigrette has a sliced-cut amethyst glass body. The screw-top silver hinged lid opening to reveal an exquisite grille pierced and embossed with a thistle. The base star-cut.

Hallmarks:

Not hallmarked, which was very common for scent bottles and vinaigrette lids of this period. Both lid and grille have been tested and are guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Height: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.
Diameter at widest: 4cm / 1.5 inches.

Condition:

Good.
The hinge and grille are in excellent condition.
The glass body is in very good condition.
Slight compression of the lid at the back.

Postage:

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EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CUT GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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OCT98

This exquisite silver mounted vinaigrette has a sliced-cut clear glass body. The screw-top silver hinged lid opening to reveal a gilt interior and pierced grille. The base star-cut.

Hallmarks:

Not hallmarked, which was very common for scent bottles and vinaigrette lids of this period. Both lid and grille have been tested and are guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Height: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.
Diameter at widest: 3cm / 1.2 inches.

Condition:

Very good.

The hinge and grille are in excellent condition.
The glass body is in very good condition.

Postage:

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Postage overseas: £15 International Signed For.
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SOLD