Description and Details
This English solid silver vinaigrette was made during the Georgian era by silversmith William Pugh in Birmingham, 1812. As with quality Birmingham silver renown for their superior craftsmanship, this box is of no exception featuring a timeless Georgian design with stippled cross motifs on the exterior of the box and a contrasting bright gilt interior. On one side of the lid, a monogrammed oval cartouche is present, the other side equally designed with a floral centre-piece.
Considering its age (207 years), the box is in good condition with the lid and hinge functioning flawlessly with a smooth hinge and solid fit upon closure. However, the vinaigrette grill is missing. The box is fully hallmarked with the maker's mark "WP", silver lion, Birmingham anchor and the date mark "O" for 1812.
This vinaigrette is a great little addition to collectors that seek a classic and captivating Georgian antique item - whether be it for personal use as a small pill case/vinaigrette/snuff box.
- Classic Georgian English Silver Design Vinaigrette Box.
- Fully Hallmarked - "WP", Birmingham Anchor, Silver Lion and Date Mark 1812.
- Captivating Georgian Design and Gilt Interior Aesthetic.
- Size (mm) L:30mm W:21mm H:9mm
- Size (inches) L:1.18 W:0.82 H:0.35
- Weight: 11 Grams (0.38 oz)
Good Condition - Please bear in mind this item is over 200 years old shows slight signs of cosmetic wear on the exterior and interior of the item. There are a few areas of discolouration in the interior gilding and the grill is missing. Please refer to the photos for further details on the condition of this item.