EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED OPALINE GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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MAI74

This delightful small silver mounted opaline glass vinaigrette has a sliced cut turquoise glass body . The plain screw-top silver top with hinged lid opening to reveal a simple pierced grille.

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 inch.
Diameter at widest: 3cm / 1 inch.

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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£195
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER & CLEAR GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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OCT48

This delightful small silver mounted clear glass vinaigrette has a sliced cut ovoid glass body. The embossed silver hinged lid with an exquisite pierced grille. The top with ring attachment.

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: 2cm / 1 inches.

Condition:

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

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£195
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

WILLIAM IV SILVER BOOK VINAIGRETTE BY TAYLOR ...

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OCT 09

Silver "book" vinaigrettes are very sought-after and this is a wonderful example. Made by Joseph Taylor & John Perry in Birmingham 1836, it has engine turned decorations and reeded spine.

Inscribed rectangular cartouche to the front.

Gilt interior.

The grille intricately pierced with foliate decorations.

Hallmarks:

T&P for Joseph Taylor & John Perry.
Birmingham assay mark.
Duty Mark.
Date letter "k" for 1833.

Condition: Very good

Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.

Gilding in excellent condition.

The grille needs to "click" into place by gently pushing it down and forward before closing the "book".

Dimensions:

4 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.8 cm
SOLD
| $632 USD | €538 EUR

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER GILT & GREEN GLASS ...

Item Ref
FEV56

This is a rare and fabulous Victorian silver gilt & glass double-ended scent bottle and vinaigrette. The Bristol green glass faceted body mounted on one end with a screw-top and hinged silver gilt vinaigrette lid. The scent bottle end with a conforming embossed hinged silver lid. Fitted with original glass stopper.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked as it was very often the case with scent bottle lids but tested as silver.

Dimensions:

Length: 9cm - 3 1/2 inches.
Diameter: 2.5cm - 1 inch.

Condition:

Glass in very good condition.
Inside of neck in excellent condition. No cracks.
Silver lids in very good condition.
No holes/ minor unevenness.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £15 International Signed For.

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SOLD
| $466 USD | €397 EUR

RARE AND BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN SILVER & AMBER ...

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MARS75

This exquisite George III silver vinaigrette was made by the toy maker* Thomas Willmore. It is of oval form. The front cover set with an amber hard stone cabochon.

The back is engraved with initials.

The sides plain.

Silver gilt interior with pierced grille.

Complete with its original sponge.


Hallmarks:

TW for Thomas Willmore
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Very good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.


Dimensions:

3cm x 2cm.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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SOLD
| $433 USD | €368 EUR

RARE GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY THOMAS & ...

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DEC 16

This delightful George IV silver vinaigrette has a very unusual cover. The background, engraved in the popular sea weed pattern, is applied with two flowers in relief. The rim with a similar relief flowerhead border.

The back, bright-engraved with conforming sea weed decorations, is centred by a vacant rectangular reserve.

The pierced gilt grille engraved similarly to the lid

Gilt interior.


Hallmarks:

T&WS for Thomas & William Simpson.
Date letter "x" for 1821.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

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


Dimensions:

3 cm x 2 cm x 0.8 cm
SOLD
| $419 USD | €357 EUR

RARE GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY THOMAS & ...

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OCT71

This delightful George IV silver vinaigrette has a very unusual cover. The background, engraved with a bark pattern, is applied with flowers in relief. A trademark work of Thomas & William Simpson.

The back with engine-turned decorations.

The sides with delicate prick-dot borders.

Finely pierced gilt grille.

Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

WS for William Simpson.
Date letter "D" for 1827.
Birmingham 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

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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SOLD
| $393 USD | €334 EUR

DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN SILVER "VALISE" VINAIGRETTE BY THOMAS ...

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SEPT97

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
SOLD
| $393 USD | €334 EUR

FABULOUS GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY JOHN BETTRIDGE, ...

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OCT56

This very unusual and exquisite Georgian silver vinaigrette is dated Birmingham 1817 and was made by the toy maker John Bettridge.
The cover with a relief depiction of a seed pod on a leaf. The background prettily engraved with foliate sprigs and surrounded by a delicate raised flowerhead border.
The back, bright-engraved with conforming foliate decorations, is centred by a vacant oval reserve.
The sides with prick-dot decorations.

The pierced gilt grille engraved with flowers.

Gilt interior.

Complete with the original sponge.


Hallmarks:

I.B for John Bettridge.
Date letter "t" for 1817.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

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

Dimensions:

3 cm x 2 cm x 0.8 cm

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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SOLD
| $393 USD | €334 EUR

RARE 18TH CENTURY NORWEGIAN HEART-SHAPED VINAIGRETTE OR ...

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NOVE 49

This exquisite Norwegian solid silver vinaigrette is called 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 by presenting a 'hovedvandsæg' to the young lady of his choice.

These spice boxes as they were also known were engraved with pinprick marks of the couples initials.

'Hovedvandsæg' are of various forms and date from about 1725. The earlier ones are heart-shaped and are marked inside the lid.

This hinged silver heart-shaped 'hovedvandsæg' has a gilded crown on the top and stands on a weighted oval base.

It has gilded interior, bright-cut engravings around the outline of the heart and is engraved with the couples initials "MJ . DS" on the front.

Hallmarks:

Letter 29
Maker's marks (unidentified)
Letter "B" possibly for the town of Bergen, Norway.

Dimensions:

Height: 8cm / 3 inches.
Width: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Depth: 2cm . 0.7 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.
Strong hinge.
Rich interior gilding.
SOLD
| $379 USD | €323 EUR

WILLIAM IV SILVER GILT "PURSE" VINAIGRETTE ...

Item Ref
AUG73

This exquisite William IV silver gilt "valise"vinaigrette or "purse" vinaigrette was made in 1833 by the celebrated Edward Smith. Of rectangular form, the front cover bright-engraved with a purse within a prick-dot border, the central part engraved with a flower head.

The back is engraved with stylised leaves within a prick-dot border.

The sides with prick-dot decorations.

Rich silver gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

ES for Edward Smith.
Date letter "k" for 1833.
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.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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SOLD
| $366 USD | €312 EUR

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CRANBERRY OVERLAY GLASS ...

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OCT89

This delightful small silver mounted glass vinaigrette has a sliced cut cranberry glass body . The embossed silver hinged lid with an exquisite pierced grille.

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: 4cm / 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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SOLD
| $353 USD | €300 EUR