Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!

Beautiful Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!

Good condition, engraving.

4cm, 1.5 inch

14 grams

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Perhaps the smallest kind of silver box, sometimes no larger than a postage stamp, is the vinaigrette. They have often a fretted grille inside, under which a sponge soaked in aromatic "vinegars" was kept to assist in fainting fits or to overcome bad smells. The English (mostly from Birmingham) came in all kind of shapes, as books, purses, shells, acorns, nuts, barrels, strawberries, helmets, beehives, snails, watches, chests, in fact almost everything you can think of. Some of them are set with semi-precios stones, or they may be wholly of these stones and set with silver. Predecessor of the vinaigrette was the pomander, itself a decendant of the "pomme d'ambre", or apple of amber, and incidentally ancestor of the dried orange stuck with cloves which one once used, but they generally take the form of a round contrivance with up to eight segments rather like those of th orange itself; they open individually and disclose compartments filled with herbs and oils.

Item ID: 768627


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Sterling silver, Size: 4cm

Swedish solid silver pendant Vinaigrette. Hallmarked for Sweden, maker EJG, early 1800s. With original sponge!

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