Early Victorian vinaigrette in 18-carat gold, from about 1850

AU$2,500.00

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This charming early Victorian gold vinaigrette is a rarity.

Shaped as a satchel, the illusory flapped top lifts to reveal a protective hinged panel. This lifts yet again to reveal the final pierced grille, under which a perfumed sponge or cotton wad was placed – to lessen the foul smells of everyday life in bygone days.

The outside has well-designed and executed engraving on all faces, and all components are unworn and near pristine.

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• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Approximately 2.3cm long, 1.5cm wide, 0.5cm deep
• Weight is 5.8 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box

• Note: some of the other antique jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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