Victorian Silver Castle-Top Vinaigrette - Selby Bridge & Abbey

DAVID PETTIFER, BIRMINGHAM 1850
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An extremely rare Victorian silver Castle-Top Vinaigrette of shaped rectangular form, the base with engraved tartan decoration surrounding a vacant cartouche, the lid engraved with a scene depicting Selby Bridge in Yorkshire with boats in the foreground, a steam train crossing the bridge and Selby Abbey in the background. Attached suspension ring.

By David Pettifer, Birmingham, 1850

Reserved - £4550.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
9  mm (0.35 inches)
W
35  mm (1.38 inches)
D
22  mm (0.87 inches)
Weight
13.00 Grams (0.42 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC181
Medium
Silver
Literature
The attached print depicting the same scene was produced by J & F Harwood of Fenchurch Street in London in 1842. It shows a train crossing the newly opened [in 1840] bridge across the Ouse, linking Selby by rail to Hull.

Selby had the earliest railway station in Yorkshire, built in 1834 and was also a prosperous port until the opening of the Aire and Calder canal to Goole eventually took much of its river trade.