George IV Silver Castle-Top Vinaigrette - The Royal Pavilion Brighton

JOHN LAWRENCE, BIRMINGHAM 1829
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An extremely rare George IV silver castle-top Vinaigrette of narrow rectangular form, the base with engraved foliate decoration and a vacant cartouche, the lid with a die-stamped view of the east front of The Royal Pavilion in Brighton. The silver gilt grille pierced with a central flower head within scrolling fronds.

By John Lawrence, Birmingham, 1829 (one of the first known castle-top Vinaigrettes).

£3250.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
8  mm (0.31 inches)
W
31  mm (1.22 inches)
D
17  mm (0.67 inches)
Weight
9.30 Grams (0.30 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC113
Medium
Silver
Literature
John Lawrence was one of the first maker's of the so called "Castle Top" Vinaigrettes and probably took his inspiration for this view of the Royal Pavilion from a print produced by John Bruce c1830 'Select views'. See: The first 'Castle Tops', by Peter Cameron, The Silver Society Journal No 12, Autumn 2000.