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Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette, 1800
Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette, 1800
Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette, 1800
Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette, 1800

Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette, 1800

$395.00 Sale
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Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette London 1800. The plain polished oval vinaigrette with hand engraved detail. Hand pierced, gilt metal grill. Vinaigrettes are small, often decorative boxes that were used as...
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Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette London 1800. The plain polished oval vinaigrette with hand engraved detail. Hand pierced, gilt metal grill.

Vinaigrettes are small, often decorative boxes that were used as a conveyance for perfume and scents. Sanitation was often poor in the 18th & 19th Centuries and scent was used to disguise unpleasant smells. It was also believed that there was an association with bad smells and disease, and that scent was a form of protection against illness.
The term vinaigrette derived from the aromatic vinegar that was contained in a sponge held in a compartment covered by a pierced grill. To prevent corrosion in silver vinaigrettes, these compartments would be gilded.
 Used instead of large glass vials or bottles, the vinaigrette was convenient for travel.

 During the 19th century, vinaigrettes were an indication of social ranking, as few could afford perfume. A display of wealth and privilege, the more ornate or decorative the vinaigrette, the higher the social standing of its owner.

Metal: Sterling silver

Weight: 10.7 grams

Length: 3cm

Width: 2.4cm

Mark: Crowned Lion for London, Lion Passant, Monarchs head Duty Mark, Date Stamp 'E' Makers Mark rubbed

Condition: Excellent antique condition, vinaigrette closing firmly

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