Antique sterling silver engraved vinaigrette pendant, circa 1854, opens to reveal a hinged gold gilt finish with pierced holes. Fully hallmarked and designed by David Pettifer of Birmingham, England, a daub of perfume placed on cotton can be inserted in the hinged compartment. A blank cartouche on one side enables the piece to be engraved with initials. Exquisite and very collectible!
Materials: Sterling Silver, Gold Gilt
Measurements: The vinaigrette measures 1 1/8 inches tall. We've added a 20 inch rolo chain.
Date: Circa 1854
Weight: 9.6 grams
Hallmarks: Birmingham 1854-55 D.P (David Pettifer)
Condition: Very good with no dents or dings, hinges sound and functioning, and the gold gilt interior in very good condition. This is one of the finest we have come across!
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Our collection consists of pieces that are of antique and vintage condition, which means that all our items are second-hand and used. Customers are not purchasing 'new', 'perfect’, and 'unworn items', and as such, should expect wear and imperfection. It should be expected that these pieces will have normal wear and tear according to their age. Wear could include patina, scuffs on the gold, slightly loose but secure stones, and light scratches on the stones. We try our best to photograph everything accurately with detailed pictures that can be enlarged and will point out any flaws we feel are noteworthy. Please review the photos carefully before purchasing and reach out to us with any questions.