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Silver Swan 1903

Silver Swan 1903
Beautiful antique silver swan vinaigrette hallmarked London 1903 in lovely condition, measuring 1.5" long

Vinaigrettes were usually small boxes with a hinged lid, which would contain a sponge soaked in an oily sweet smelling substance. Used both by men and women, they were generally carried whilst travelling, to give a pleasant aroma as the streets could often smell. The earliest-known examples date from 1492. Such pieces were popular from the mid 18th century and were made in innumerable forms and styles (such as circular, oval, heart-shaped, and in fantasy forms, such as a shoe, purse, acorn or an animal).


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