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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Vinaigrette

$3,265.01

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver castle top vinaigrette depicting Kenilworth castle; an addition to our collectable box collection. This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver vinaigrette has a rectangular form with rounded corners. The cover of this fine Victorian vinaigrette is embellished with Kenilworth castle in high relief. The underside of the box is embellished with engraved scrolling leaf decoration incorporating a vacant oval cartouche. Both the base and cover are embellished with applied scrolling leaf decorated borders. The hinged silver vinaigrette cover allows access to the original hinged, pierced decorated silver gilt grille. The vinaigrette retains its original gilding; the interior could be regild upon request The castle, situated in Kenilworth (Warwickshire, England), is a listed building and a Scheduled Monument. This semi-royal palace took many centuries to build and has been expanded significantly since the foundations in the 12th century. Part of the castle was destroyed in the 17th century leaving only two buildings to the present day; rendering this illustration as a memory of a grand structure. The castle became famous from the works of Sir Walter Scott who brought attention to the location during the Victorian period. Condition: This antique vinaigrette is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The decoration is very sharp and very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the box are all very clear. Dimensions: Length 4cm/1.6", width 2.5cm/1", height 1cm/0.4". Weight 0.8 troy ounce/24.9g. Maker: Gervase Wheeler. Date: 1839. Origin: Birmingham, England. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from this fine example of antique silverware.

Details

  • Creator
    Gervase Wheeler (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.4 in. (1.02 cm)Width: 1.6 in. (4.07 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1839
  • Condition
    See description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A65311stDibs: LU1200218528492

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    $131.92 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
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    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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