Victorian Sterling Silver Vinaigrette C1850

Victorian Sterling Silver Vinaigrette C1850

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chased sterling silver vinaigrette with parcel gilt interior
Date : Hallmarked in Birmingham for Edward Smith between 1840 and 1865
Period : Victoria
Origin : Birmingham England
Decoration : Momogram MM, cross-hatched decoration. Beautiful scrollwork pierced grill.
Condition : Excellent. No dings, a few scrtached under the cover
Restoration : None
Weight : 21grams ( 0.675 troy)
There is no date letter present. Edward Smith was active from 1826 to 1865. This does have Victoria's mark and this can only have been assayed after 1840
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.


W3.5 x H0.9 x D2.5



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Edward Smith

Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


19th Century


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