Victorian Novelty Silver Pile of Coins Vinaigrette

UNMARKED c1880
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A rare and unusual Victorian novelty silver Vinaigrette made to simulate a pile of coins, with screw-off lid revealing a pull-out grille and hinged opening below to the body. The cover and base formed from 1853 Florins, depicting a crowned young Victoria and the emblems of England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland in a cruciform surrounded by the legend 'one florin, a tenth of a pound'.

Unmarked c1880

Stamped with the retailers mark of Percy Edwards & Co, 71 Piccadilly.

£1450.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
L
73  mm (2.87 inches)
D
30  mm (1.18 inches)
Weight
104.00 Grams (3.34 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC224
Medium
Silver