William IV Silver Gilt & Chrysoprase Scarab Beetle Vinaigrette

I G UNATTRIBUTED c1840
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An extremely fine quality William IV silver gilt Vinaigrette formed as a Scarab Beetle, the lid inset with a polished and decorated Chrysoprase, red cabochon eyes, mandibular detail and separated legs to the side, the base contoured and with front and back legs attached. The silver gilt grille shaped as the body with pierced decoration of an exotic bird amongst foliage.

Marked: 'I G' to the lid and grille c1835 - 1840.

£5500.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
15  mm (0.59 inches)
W
35  mm (1.38 inches)
D
40  mm (1.57 inches)
Weight
34.50 Grams (1.11 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC141
Medium
Silver
Literature
See: 'Silver Boxes' by Eric Delieb, page 39, Plate 73, for a similar example.