Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette, 1800
Antique Georgian Silver Vinaigrette London 1800. The plain polished oval vinaigrette with hand engraved detail. Hand pierced, gilt metal grill.
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
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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