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George III Silver Vinaigrette
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Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Antique George III (1805)

£2,250.00

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver Nelson vinaigrette made by John Shaw; an addition to our silver boxes collection

SKU C7908

This exceptional antique Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette has a rounded rectangular form.


The surface of the box is plain and unembellished.


The anterior edge of the hinged silver vinaigrette cover incorporates a plain thumbpiece and allows access to the hinged pierced decorated gilt grille.


The pierced decorated hinged grille incorporates a nautical themed design of the ship 'Victory' illustration, in addition to the wording 'Immortal Nelson'*.


The interior of this Georgian silver vinaigrette and grille retains the original gilding.


Such examples are rare and increasingly difficult to locate.


NOTE:* Upon the death of Admiral Lord Nelson in 1805 there were a variety of commemorative/souvenir pieces crafted to celebrate the hero's Royal Navy endeavours. The phrase 'immortal' was often associated with Nelson when when he was alive, however it grew to be a popular word about him after his death.


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Maker: John Shaw

Date: 1805

This antique George III silver vinaigrette is an excellent gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition.

The decoration is all very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the vinaigrette are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Georgian silverware.


Length 3.7cm/1.46"

Width 2.6cm/1.02"

Height 0.7cm/0.28"


0.5 troy ounces/17.0g


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