Early 19th century vinaigrette in gold and enamel.
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Vinaigrette formed as a basket suspended by a gold link chain in translucent green enamelled gold, showing a guilloche pattern. The vinaigrette is decorated with cartels showing polychrome floral bouquets on an opalescent pink enamel background. The hinged lid is set with fine stone. The vinaigrette is linked to a ring by a gold chain adorned with an enamelled trefoil. Inside, a circular grid decorated with scrolls contains a vinegar and perfumed sponge.
Vinaigrette: H: 1.18in. (3 cm); D: 1.18in. (3 cm).
With chain: 3.34in. (8,5cm).
Weight: 0.839oz (23.80g).
Gold hallmarks from the beginning of the 19th century.
Master goldsmith: L.G (?)
Work of the beginning of the 19th century. Restoration. Circa 1820-1830.