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Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William IV English sterling silver gilt vinaigrette in the form of a purse; an addition to our silver boxes collection

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Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV
Antique Vinaigrette Purse
Sterling Silver Gilt Purse Vinaigrette - Antique William IV

Description


This exceptional antique William IV sterling silver gilt vinaigrette has been realistically modelled in the form of a purse.


The surface of this antique vinaigrette is embellished with bright cut engraved decoration replicating the details of the trellis pattern textile design.


The anterior surface is further ornamented with a central vacant cartouche.


The subdued domed underside and sides of the box are embellished with an engraved undulating border.


This impressive box is fitted with an articulated rope twist decorated strap.


The case is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover, embellished with engraved leaf decoration.


The cover opens to allow access to the hinged pierced decorated gilt grille.


This exceptional example of 19th century silverware retains the original gilding.


Read a brief history about sterling silver vinaigrettes

Date: 1833

Condition


This antique vinaigrette purse is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The engraved decoration is very crisp.

The hallmarks struck to the underside of the base and interior of the cover are very clear in keeping with age.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length to top of handle 3.2cm/1.3"

Width across handle 3.9cm/1.5"

Length 2.8cm/1.1"

Width 2.4cm/0.9"

Depth 1.1cm/0.4"


Weight


0.3 troy ounce/8.6g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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