Enameled gold vinaigrette. Early 19th century. Circa 1820-1830.
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Rectangular, gold and enameled vinaigrette with a hinged lid. The hinged lid is decorated of symmetrical foliage motifs left in reserve on a background of black enamel and white enamel. The lid opens on an openwork grill. The grill was used to hold a sponge soaked in bergamot vinegar or another essence.
Weight: 0,21 oz. (6 gr).
L: 0,98 in. (2,5 cm) / l: 0,70 in. (1,8 cm)
Period: French Restauration. Circa 1820-1830. Charles X.