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George III Vinaigrette Birmingham 1818

Heading : Silver gilt vinaigrette
Date
: 1818
Period : George III
Origin : Birmingham, England
Marks :
Hallmarked Samuel Pemberton of Birmingham in 1818
Body : Gilt inside and out with engraved geometric decoration, floral borders with a cartouche containing the name Mary
Size : 1.2cm tall 3.6cm long and 2.6cm wide
Condition : Excellent, no dings
Restoration : None
Weight : 21 grams

Used to mask the stench of the great cities. Aromatic substances were mixed with vinegar and soaked into a sponge that was held beneath the perforated grill. This was opened and held below the nose when the miasma became too unpleasant for the well to do.

 

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  • Product Code: 2017071140
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  • £185.00


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