EARLY VICTORIAN NOVELTY SILVER "BOOK" VINAIGRETTE BY ...

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JUIN99

Silver "book" vinaigrettes are rather scarce and very sought-after and this is a wonderful example. Made by Joseph Taylor & John Perry in Birmingham 1840, it is engraved with scroll decorations on both sides.
The reeded spine modelled as a book.
The oval reserve to the front engraved with initials.
Gilt interior.
The original sponge is still present.
The grille intricately pierced with foliate decorations.

Hallmarks:

T&P for Joseph Taylor & John Perry.
Birmingham assay mark.
Duty Mark.
Date letter "R" for 1840.

Condition:
Good
Functioning hinge on vinaigrette despite central loop missing.
Good hinge on grille.
Gilding in excellent condition.

Dimensions:
4 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.8 cm
£350
| $466 USD | €397 EUR

GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY MATTHEW LINWOOD, BIRMINGHAM ...

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JUIN69

This exquisite George III silver vinaigrette was made in 1811 by the silversmith Matthew Linwood, a renowned Birmingham toy maker *. It is of rectangular form. The front and back with a distinctive fluted design. The hallmarks unusually situated on the front.

Finely executed filigree gilt grille.

Gilt interior.

* 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:

ML for Matthew Linwood
Date letter "n" for 1811.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

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

Dimensions:
3cm x 2.5cm.
Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
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£275
| $366 USD | €312 EUR

GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE BY MATTHEW LINWOOD, BIRMINGHAM ...

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DEC91

This unusual and rather delightful Georgian silver vinaigrette was made in 1812 by the silversmith Matthew Linwood, a renowned Birmingham toy maker *. It is of rectangular form. The front cover is bright-engraved with the words "souvenir" within prick-dot borders and roundel decorations. The back and sides with prick-dot decorations.

Exquisite filigree gilt grille.

Gilt interior.

* 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:

ML for Matthew Linwood
Date letter "o" for 1812.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

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

Dimensions:
3cm x 2cm.
Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£225
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

GEORGIAN SILVER & AMBER HARD STONE VINAIGRETTE ...

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

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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
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VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CRANBERRY OVERLAY GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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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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18TH C. DANISH SILVER HEART-SHAPED HOVEDVANDSÆG OR ...

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AVR89

This exquisite Danish 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 hinged silver heart-shaped 'hovedvandsæg' has a gilded crown on the top. It stands on a pedestal base. The base is stamped 4 times with the maker's mark.
The main body has bright-cut engravings around the outline of the heart.
These spice boxes were often engraved with pinprick marks of the couples initials, as is this particular example, The initials "JM . OD" on the froint have become very faint with time.

Hallmarks:
Maker's marks (unidentified) stamped 4 times.

Dimensions:
Height: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Width: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Depth: 2cm . 0.7 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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VICTORIAN SILVER GILT & CLEAR GLASS VINAIGRETTE, ...

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OCT75

This delightful small silver mounted clear glass vinaigrette has a sliced cut ovoid glass body. The embossed silver gilt 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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SOLD