Queen Victoria’s Vinaigrette cum Scent Bottle.
A Royal Scent Bottle cum Vinaigrette.
A folding double-ended Scent Bottle, London 1868 by Jane Brownett, red glass and frosted silver-gilt mounts, one end with hinged top, the other with screw top. The centre with apertures for pins and, when opened, a vinaigrette with cover engraved on the inside ‘ ‘Brownett’s Registered May 1868.’ Engraved also on one cap with the Royal crown and the other with the Queen’s script cipher ‘VR.’
Provenance: given to Dr. Charles Warr by the Duke of Kent. Dr. Warr became Chaplain to George V in 1936 and thereafter chaplain to Kings Edward VIII and George VI and to Queen Elizabeth II. For a biography of Warr, see the National Library of Scotland https://www.nls.uk/catalogues/online/cnmi/inventories/acc7566.pdf
Good overall with minor scratches, a small dent in one end near the ‘VR’ script cypher and a slightly open seam on that cap.
Length – 14.70 cm.; Diameter – 2.70 cm.; Weight – 143 gms.