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A rare Victorian sterling silver vinaigrette with all over foliate engraving. The hinged lid opening to reveal a perforated gilded grille hinged to hold a perfume soaked sponge. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1841. On a vintage sterling silver cable chain with a bolt ring clasp. Length: 61cm. Vinaigrettes were used by ladies to ward off unpleasant smells. A lovely piece worn as a necklace.

A Rare Sterling Silver Victorian Vinaigrette

SKU: E8147