SOLD: Georgian-era enamelled gold vinaigrette, chain and ring, circa 1830


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Here’s a rare survivor – a Swiss enamel gold vinaigrette complete with matching finger ring and joining chain.

Dating from 1820 to 1840 and fashioned in 18-carat gold, the fine enamelled decoration is in the popular Renaissance Revival style.

The front oval panel depicts a typical Swiss view of a castle on a lake, with mountains in the background.

Vinaigrettes contained a perfumed piece of sponge or cotton under the grille to counter the foul odours prevalent before modern times.

There are some very minor losses on the chain – this is in excellent antique condition.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Vinaigrette approximately 3.2cm (1 1/4 inches) wide, 2.5cm (1 inch) tall
• Ring is 7 1/4 or O, and cannot be resized
• Chain is 13.7cm (almost 5 1/2 inches) long
• Weight is 24.5 grams
• In excellent antique condition – there are minor enamel losses to the chain, only evident under magnification
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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