Victorian Silver Castle-Top Vinaigrette - Old Balmoral Castle

NATHANIEL MILLS, BIRMINGHAM 1849
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A rare Victorian silver Vinaigrette of shaped rectangular form, the base and sides with engine turned decoration and a vacant cartouche. The lid engraved with a scene depicting Old Balmoral Castle and lands with small buildings against hills and a rayed sky within a decorative border. The silver gilt grille bordered and crossed to form four triangles each pierced with a scrolling frond.

By Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham, 1849

£2800.00

Condition
In fine condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
10  mm (0.39 inches)
W
43  mm (1.69 inches)
D
32  mm (1.26 inches)
Weight
27.00 Grams (0.87 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC179
Medium
Silver
Literature
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert rented Old Balmoral Castle in 1848 demolishing it in 1856 on moving to the 'new castle'.