VICTORIAN VINAIGRETTE Charles Washington Shirley Deakin Garter Perfume Pendant

Absolutely impeccable and stunning metal work by the esteemed English silversmith, Charles Washington Shirley Deakin, is brilliantly captured in this hand-wrought, rectilinear, sterling silver Victorian vinaigrette (i.e., perfume pendant). Rococo-influenced engraved foliate C scroll work juxtaposed with varied engine turned patterning beautifully accentuates the cover, raised handle, base and sides. On the cover is also found the engraved initials LL intertwined with the number 2--'L2L' (possibly a commissioned token of amour given by one lover to another--wink, wink)--encompassed by the symbolic belt and buckle with which such virtues as self-defense, strength and protection were associated. Another possibility is an allusion to the Order of the Garter (an English order of chivalry founded in the 14th Century by King Edward III) for which the belt and buckle symbolized binding loyalty and brotherhood. The silver gilt interior grille is pierced with engraved scroll-work.

Origin: Birmingham, England.

Silversmith: Charles Washington Shirley Deakin.

Period: Victorian.

Year: 1853.

Weight: 17 grams.

Hallmarks: Queen Victoria stamp, C.W.S.D., lion passant stamp on interior lid; anchor, C.W.S.D., and capitalized E on interior base.

Condition: Excellent with age appropriate patina.

Dimensions: 1 3/4" height including bale x 1" length x 3/8" width.

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Item ID: 996293

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver, Size: 1 3/4"

$985 USD

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