Superb Nathaniel Mills Silver And Gilt Vinaigrette-birmingham1837-no Reserve For Sale
Exquisite Sterling Silver and Gilt [Gold washed interior] Vinaigrette With Beautiful Engine Turned Decoration by The Most Famous Victorian Silver Vinaigrette Maker, Nathaniel Mills ,Birmingham 1837.
Thisstylish vinaigrette has stunning engine turned decoration on both lid and base.
This top quality vinaigrette isantique & 176 years old but still in nice conditionand would shine in any vinaigrette/silver collection.
Atruly top quality vinaigrette in a good condition which would be a nice addition to any silver collection.
Highly collectible silver vinaigrette with stunning decoration that has been offered with what so ever.
Definition of vinaigrette:
silver vinaigrette is a small receptacle to contain scented vinegar used by ladies to ward off faintness. The earliest-known examples in separate form dates from 1492. Such pieces were popular from the mid 18th century, They were made in innumerable forms and styles (such as circular, oval, polygonal, heart-shaped or shell-shaped, and in fantasy forms, such as a shoe, book, watch-case, purse, acorn...) in silver, gold or porcelain, with a pierced metal grille under the stopper or the securely hinged lid to cover a sponge saturated with a scented substance.
Fully sterling silver hallmarks on both lid,base:
Maker: N.M.Nathaniel Mills who was registered in Birmingham between 1826 & 1857 and is undoubtedly the most famous Victorian silversmith in making silver card case,Aid memoire, vinaigrette and snuff Box.
Nathaniel Mills masterpieces are highly collectible and would add value to any silver/vinaigrette collection.
Description and condition [ please see pictures]:
Exquisite antique sterling silver and gilt [ Gold washed interior] vinaigrette with superb engine turned decoration on both lid and basewhich making a beautiful background for a rectangular cartouche on its lid which was initialised in some stage in the past.
The engine turned decoration is highly detailed as you can see in pictures.
The engine turned decoration is making different reflections from different angles which I have tried to show it in provided pictures.
There is also a superbpierced decoration on its gold washed grill.
The gilt [gold washed interior] has added more beauty to this masterpiece.
It was made from outstanding gaugeof sterling silver [21 grams] and is large.
It has atop quality as you would expect from Nathaniel Mills masterpieces and is in nice condition after176 years with no Dents/Split/Hole what so ever.
Atruly top quality vinaigrette in a nice condition which would be a decent addition to any silver collection.
Hinges are in very good order and both lid and grill close nicely and tightly.The grill hinge was professionally repaired in some stage in the past.
Detailed decoration is in nice condition with minimal signs of agingas you can see in pictures.
Gilt [Gold washed interior] is in good condition but show some signs of aging as you can see in pictures.
Large Size and heavy:
Length: 4 cm / 1.6 inches
Width: 2.6 cm / 1.1 inches
Impressive weight for a vinaigrette :21 grams/ 0.8 ounces
Overall this is a beautiful top quality sterling silver and gilt [gold washed interior] vinaigrette with a superb decoration that would add value to any silver collection.
Iam proud to offer thistop quality antique vinaigrette which is from my private collection with low starting price of just one penny and to let you decide about the value of this priceless antique silver.
Please take a look on my other silveritems for saleswhich are from my private collection and has been offered with the same condition!
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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.
I will shipworldwide and do accept combined shipping.
Happy offerding and good luck.
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Superb Nathaniel Mills Silver And Gilt Vinaigrette-birmingham1837-no Reserve: $340