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