George III Commemorative Silver Vinaigrette Pear & Acorn - Battle of Worcester Charles II

MATTHEW LINWOOD, BIRMINGHAM 1803
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A rare George III commemorative silver Vinaigrette of rounded rectangular form, the cover with bright-cut and prick-dot engraved decoration depicting a pear and an acorn, the base engraved with a spray of acorns and oak leaves. The silver gilt grille pierced and die-stamped with a vase of overflowing flowers.

By Matthew Linwood, Birmingham, 1803

£950.00

Condition
In fine condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
12  mm (0.47 inches)
W
28  mm (1.10 inches)
D
22  mm (0.87 inches)
Weight
15.50 Grams (0.50 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC29
Medium
Silver
Literature
Possibly made to commemorate the Battle of Worcester in 1651 when Charles II hid in the branches of an oak tree in woods surrounding The House of Boscobel and thus escaped capture by Cromwell's troops. The arms of the County of Worcestershire consists of three pears.