Very rare heart shaped novelty sterling silver vinaigrette. You almost never see this kind of vinaigrettes with a grille.
These vinaigrettes are called Hovedvandsaeg in Scandinavia. These little boxes were given by young men as a love token declaring their intentions of marriage.
Made in Denmark or Norway late 1700s or early 1800s. The brides monogram is engraved: M S D, perhaps Maria Sigvardsdotter. Rubbed Hallmarks inside lid. (please see photos)
Great condition. Small dings.
c 6.5cm / 2.7 inch
31gram / 1.1oz
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