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Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian

A fine and unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver gilt and glass combination scent bottle/vinaigrette/locket: an addition to our silverware collection

SKU: A2372
Price: £1,295.00
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Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Gilt and Glass Combination Scent Bottle/Vinaigrette/Locket - Antique Victorian

Description


This unusual antique Victorian sterling silver gilt and glass combination scent bottle/vinaigrette/locket has a shaped scroll form.


This piece consists of two identically shaped glass scent bottles fitted with a hinge to the lower portion of each, allowing them to sit vertically side by side once the hinge is extended.


This impressive hinged mount is embellished with bright cut engraved fluted decoration accented with circular motifs to one side


Each glass container is fitted with a gilded sterling silver mount and cover; one cover is screw fitting and the other hinged cover releases with a push fit catch.


The upper mount/cover of each scent is encircled with a bright cut engraved gilt band of palmette and vertebrate ornamentation accented with a knopped silver band embellished with circular motifs.


The plateau of each cover is embellished with the bright cut engraved monogram 'EG' encircled by a volute scrolling border.


The base of one scent is features the original pierced palmette decorated silver gilt grille and vinaigrette.


The interior of the hinged cover features a push fit silver gilt cover, which opens to reveal a circular frame designed to hold a personal photograph.


The anterior surface of the push fit cover bears the retailer's mark 'Jenner & Knewstub, 33 St James's St & 66 Jermyn St'.


Date: 1869

Condition


This unusual combination Victorian vinaigrette/scent bottle/locket is very good quality.

The silver gilt mounts and covers are a very good gauge of silver.

This item is in excellent presentation condition, showing signs of wear to each cover in keeping with age.

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks to the interior of the vinaigrette, the grille and the fellow base are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from this fine example of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Total length 12.7cm/5"

Diameter of cover 3cm/1.2"

Diameter of grille 3.1cm/1.25"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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