This little vinaigrette is made from sterling silver. The top has an engraved diamond design around a vacant rectangular cartouche and the back is engraved with scales. The vinaigrette opens to reveal a richly gilded interior with a hinged grille that is ornately pierced with scrolls. To one end is a loop for attaching it to a chain but unfortunately the fob ring is missing. It is hallmarked inside for Birmingham 1827.The makers mark could be that of Thomas Shaw, Smith or Simpson Jr who all made vinaigrettes at this time. This piece is in good condition and the decorative detail is still clear but, after 192 years, there are some things to bring to your attention. Both the front and back are slightly concave which would result from finger pressure being exerted in these areas.
The grille and its hinge are in good order with no damage and the interior gilding is still nice and rich although there are some areas of dirt in the corners. All aspects are shown in the photos and reflected in the asking price for this piece. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN PAGE TO SEE MORE IMAGES Approximate Measurements. Length - 2.5 cm (1) not including loop Width - 1.8 cm (0.75) Depth - 8mm (0.3) Weight - 8 grams.Please see the photos below which will enlarge if clicked on and feel free to get in touch with any questions. Prices are calculated to include the weight of packaging as well as the weight of the item. To ensure items are safe in transit, I package them very well and, unfortunately, this does increase mailing costs somewhat. All packages must be signed for upon receipt. Should you wish to return an item, please contact me as soon as possible after receiving it. I source and re-home high quality antique and vintage silver at wholesale prices.
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The item "Georgian hallmarked Sterling Silver Small Fob Vinaigrette 1827" is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Vinaigrettes". The seller is "jochyra" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.