Silver vinaigrettes originated during the Georgian era and were to be used while travelling. These fascinatingly delicate items were fashioned in innumerable shapes and forms, and were for the transportation of small quantities of perfumes or smelling salts. These dainty items of antique silver are often highly ornamented, and feature an inner grille which contained a sponge soaked in the perfume or aroma of the ownerâ€™s choice.
We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a large selection of these astonishing examples of antique silver in various charming and amusing styles. These miniature items make for wonderful gifts and are an aide-mémoire of a bygone era, invoking a clandestine sense of sophistication and glamour.
Learn more about vinaigrettes