A WONDERFUL SILVER
HANDBAG SHAPED VINAIGRETTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE DOLL
This is brilliant - and wonderful for a very special
doll. I have owned only two of these handbag
shaped Vinaigrettes in the very many years I have been
interested in dolls. A Vinaigrette was
designed to hold a little sponge onto which a perfume
was placed. The owner could open the little case
to release the sweet perfume. It is solid silver,
beautifully made and hallmarked in Birmingham for the year of
1880. The hallmark of course includes Queen
Victorias head. The fine silversmiths were Hilliard and
Thompson. The little vinaigrette is hinged at the
base and the grill inside is also hinged. All of
the three pieces of silver which make up the handbag
vinaigrette are marked with the same date letter, which
confirms that the three parts were original to the item.
It is in super condition.
Click on the picture
above left for a larger view.