This exceptional antique sterling silver vinaigrette has been realistically modelled in the form of a fish.
This impressive silver fish vinaigrette has an articulated body, allowing the fish's position to be customised.
The body of this antique silver vinaigrette is embellished with a separate dorsal fin, in addition to rows of engraved scales.
The forked caudal/tail fin is further ornamented with engraved and pin-struck details replicating the fish's natural features.
The head of the fish is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover, which when opened reveals the vinaigrette with the original hinged grille and gilt interior.
Such original Georgian examples are becoming increasingly difficult to acquire.
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