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Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt metal set with oxidised silver florets and imitation micro-mosaic plaques

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Frank Wallis

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.39-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pendant circular vinaigrette, with curved front and back, containing a mass of cloth. There are 12 hinged plaques of pierced metal on the back, each set with black florets, possibly of oxidised silver. The front is made of imitation filigree, set with black florets and seven turquoise pastes. The central paste is plain, but the six surrounding it are painted in imitation of Roman micro-mosaics.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1800-1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt metal set with oxidised silver florets and imitation micro-mosaic plaques

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.6 cm, Depth: 2.1 cm

Descriptive line

Circular gilt metal vinaigrette with imitation micro-mosaic plaques, Italy, 1800-1899.

Materials

Gilt; Silver; Paste

Subjects depicted

Mosaic

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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