A Victorian sterling silver vinaigrette, Birmingham 1849 by Nathaniel Mills
Of shaped oblong form with chased thumbpiece, the lid with an engraved ‘castle top’ scene of a pond with a toy sailing boat, next to a walkway and houses. The waisted sides with engraved decoration. The interior with a gilt hinged pierced grill of foliate scrolls. Fully marked between lid and base, makers mark only to grill.
Length – 4.7 cm / 1.85 inches
Weight – 19 grams / 0.61 ozt
Sold for £450
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