This most lovely Victorian combined vinaigrette and scent bottle tests as around 900 quality silver with green glass. I believe this is a continental item, possibly French, but there are no marks that I can identify.
It measures 3 ¾” (9.5cms) long and it is 1” (2.5cms ) across the centre. It weighs 56.4 grams.
The vinaigrette end screws off easily. The interior is gilded and delicately engraved. It is , of course, punctuated with tiny holes. It was , of course, designed to counteract the unpleasant odours of the streets and to prevent fainting. The lid is hinged and closes tightly with a click. The top bears a smooth roundel with a monogram. Around it are deeply incised flowers and leaves.
At the other end the hinged lid opens easily. The top is engraved with a maltese cross with foliate decoration around the sides. Inside is a glass stopper, fully intact and may be original. Inside the lid is cotton wool to protect the stopper. The lid closes firmly.
The dark green glass container is in fine condition with no chips or cracks. It is beautifully faceted.
It is rare to find an item like this is such excellent antique condition. It will arrive carefully presented in a gift box.