VINAIGRETTE IN GOLD, ENAMEL, AND PRECIOUS STONES.
MID-19TH CENTURY WORK.
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Pot-shaped, gold vinaigrette in green enamel embellished with a multicolored floral motif. The hinged lid is decorated with a flowers and topped with a translucent, red enamel star and a precious stone in the center. The body of the vinaigrette features the same floral motif, and underneath is a translucent, multicolored enamel bouquet of flowers. A precious stone serves to open the vinaigrette. In the interior, a circular, openwork grill is intricately sculpted with scrollwork surrounding a central rose. This grill was used to hold a perfumed sponge in place.
Diameter: 1.2 in / Height: 0.7 in Weight: 0.6 oz (16 g)
Mid-19th century work, probably Swiss, intended for sale on the oriental -market.