Dating and assay marked for Birmingham, 1828, this beautiful Georgian silver vinaigrette is certain to be at the top of any collector's wish list!
Measuring a full 1 1/2" long x 1" wide x 1/2" thick, this English vinaigrette displays elegant zig-zag engraving to the top with an unarmed cartouche, a floral sprig on the back, and a beautifully hand-pierced grille inside! The inside of the vinaigrette is fire-gilded in high-karat gold, and the intricately-wrought grille displays a sunflower and scroll motif, with some of the finest knife work I have seen in a vinaigrette of any date!
The inside of the vinaigrette is also marked with two sets of hallmarks for Birmingham, the bust of King George IV, the lion passant for sterling, and the date letter "E" for 1828. This elegant example of English silver work is also signed twice with the maker's initials "JB," who is listed in "Jackson's Hallmarks" as a maker of fine smalls in the first third of the 19th-century.
This vinaigrette is in exceptionally fine condition for its 186 years; there are no dents or dings to the silver, and minimal wear to the grille. Weighing in at 16.07 grams, this vinaigrette will delight any collector of English silver, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this Georgian beauty; it is priced for quick sale, and USPS Priority mail shipping's FREE!
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