A Victorian silver-gilt Vinaigrette.
A Victorian silver-gilt Vinaigrette, London 1840, by Charles Rawlings and William Summers. The lid has an unusual crimped edge, with concave sides to the body and a conforming applied border to the base. The whole box is decorated with foliate scrollwork, the lid incorporating two birds, in a typical Rawlings and Summers’ style. The [unmarked] grille is pierced with engraved scrollwork.
Good. Some light wear to the gilding on the edges, otherwise excellent.
Length – 4 cm.; Width – 2.40 cm. Depth – 1.20 cm.; Weight – 31.20 gms.