Early 19th century gold and enamel vinaigrette, chain and ring
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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. Circa 1820-1830.
Bibliography : Bijoux romantiques 1820-1850, la parure à l'époque de Georges Sand, Musée de la vie romantique, Paris, 2000.
Price : 15000 €
Era: first 19th century.
Materials: gold, enamel.
Dim: L: 1.1in/ l: 1.1in/ H: 4,3in.
Dim: L: 2,8 cm/ l: 2,8 cm/ H: 11 cm.
Weight: 0.70oz. (20g.)
Gold Mark: ram’s head, 1819-1838.