Early 19th century gold and enamel vinaigrette, chain, and ring. Circa 1820
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Vinaigrette formed as a basket suspended by a gold link chain from a small gold ring, the sides, base and domed cover with multicolored bouquets of flowers on a translucent red enamelled guilloché ground framed in white and gold scrollwork. A small chain in red, green and pink enamel and gold connects the vinaigrette to a ring. The removable interior grill is richly decorated with rinceau and openwork foliage.
L1,1 in / l: 1,1in / H: 4,3in.
Gold Mark: (ram’s head) 1819-1838.
French Restauration. Circa 1820-1830. Charles X.
Bibliography : Bijoux romantiques 1820-1850, la parure à l'époque de Georges Sand, Musée de la vie romantique, Paris, 2000.