These vinaigrettes are called Hovedvandsaeg in Scandinavia. The little boxes were given by young men as a love token declaring their intentions of marriage. Today many wedding couples use them as ring boxes, or they are often used as a pendant in a necklace. Hallmarked (rubbed) probably for Johan Michael Geelmand (1742-1805) in the town of Nakskov late 1700s. Beautiful and rare bright cut engraving. Partly outside gilding. Inside gilt.
Excellent condition. Needs a polish.
6.5cm / 2.6inch
35.3gram / 1.25oz
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