Offered for sale is a delicate sterling silver Joseph Willmore vinaigrette that takes the form of an elongated hexagon. It has an engraved foliate decoration on one side and a flower at the center on the other side. The bale on the vinaigrette allows you to wear it as a pendant. It can be used to carry a personal scent, herb , etc. During the early 19th century, the vinaigrette was an essential fashion accessory.
The oval cartouche measures 7/8" wide x H 1/4" x D 5/8. It weighs 4.7 grams. It has a gold standard mark as well as makers marks on the interior. It has a Birmingham, England stamp that dates to 1814. The cartouche opens and closes perfectly and is in great condition.The interior grille with pierced circular openings has a gold wash. This vinaigrette came from a museum de-acquisition so it has been taken care of very well. Numbers on the interior denote the acquistion date, and reference numbers from the Chicago Museum of Art.
Joseph Willmore was one of the most prolific and renowned silversmiths to have worked in the famous Birmingham silver industry, and any of his silver work makes a great collector's item. A lovely piece for ann antique silver collection. With 16,000 sq ft, the Antique Attic is the largest privately owned antique shop in Alabama.Visit us at 5037 Fortner Street in Dothan, Alabama or virtually at AntiqueAtticDothan dot com. We are a third generation antique business waiting to share our knowledge and treasures with you!
The item "- JOSEPH WILLMORE GEORGIAN ENGLISH STERLING SILVER VINAIGRETTE BIRMINGHAM 1814" is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "antiqueatticdothan" and is located in Dothan, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.