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Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century
Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century
Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century
Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century
Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century
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Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century

  • This delightful gold and mother of pearl vinaigrette is ripe with 19th-century charm
  • The combination of mother of pearl and gold was exceptionally rare for this era
  • The book-shaped vinaigrette almost certainly belonged to a high-class reader
  • Gentlemen and ladies utilized vinaigrettes to avoid the pungent smells of 19th-century city streets
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$3,950
Item No. 31-6911

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Description
This delightful gold and mother of pearl vinaigrette is ripe with 19th-century charm. Emblazoned with the initials "E.L" for its original owner, the book-shaped vinaigrette almost certainly belonged to a high-class reader. The combination of mother of pearl and gold was exceptionally rare for this era, adding further appeal to this uniquely beautiful item.

Gentlemen and ladies utilized vinaigrettes to avoid the pungent smells of 18th- and 19th-century city streets. After placing perfume-soaked materials. . .
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This delightful gold and mother of pearl vinaigrette is ripe with 19th-century charm. Emblazoned with the initials "E.L" for its original owner, the book-shaped vinaigrette almost certainly belonged to a high-class reader. The combination of mother of pearl and gold was exceptionally rare for this era, adding further appeal to this uniquely beautiful item.

Gentlemen and ladies utilized vinaigrettes to avoid the pungent smells of 18th- and 19th-century city streets. After placing perfume-soaked materials inside the vessel, wearers would simply lift the vinaigrette to their nose to smell more appealing aromas. With the scented agents held in place by a pierced lid, exquisitely ornate vinaigrettes such as this book-shaped beauty worked to help neutralize the scents of burgeoning city life.

1/2" high by 1 3/8" wide by 7/8" deep
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Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Decorative Boxes
Depth: 0.88 in. (2.22 cm)
Width: 1.38 in. (3.49 cm)
Height: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
Mother of Pearl Vinaigrette, 19th Century
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