Victorian Silver Castle-Top Vinaigrette - Brighthelmstone (Brighton)

NATHANIEL MILLS, BIRMINGHAM 1847
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A rare Victorian silver castle-top Vinaigrette of shaped elongated rectangular form, the base with engine turned tartan decoration and a vacant cartouche, the lid engraved with a view of Brighthelmstone (Brighton) showing the Old Chain Pier and Box Office on Marine Parade. The silver gilt grille pierced with scrolling leaves.

By Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham, 1847

£2950.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
10  mm (0.39 inches)
W
49  mm (1.93 inches)
D
29  mm (1.14 inches)
Weight
22.50 Grams (0.72 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC169
Medium
Silver
Literature
The little 'pedestal-shaped' Building in the foreground was the Box-Office where tickets were obtained for access to the pier. One then entered the gate on the left and proceeded to the pier, which was quite a way from the entrance along the marine parade.

See : Silver Boxes by Eric Delieb page 102 plate 163.