William IV Silver Gilt & Slip Cushion Shaped Vinaigrette "Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi"

JOHN NICKOLDS, LONDON 1834
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A superb and rare William IV cushion shaped silver Vinaigrette with pale gilding, the lid set with a classical Roman scene in white slip under a domed crystal cover depicting; “Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi”, framed by engraved feather scrolls that are repeated on a band of decoration to the plain silver base. The silver gilt interior with unusual and intricately pierced hinged “musical”grille showing a lute, a tambourine, sheet music and two wind instruments set among flowers and leaves.


By John Nickolds, London, 1834

£3650.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
18  mm (0.71 inches)
W
38  mm (1.50 inches)
D
34  mm (1.34 inches)
Weight
38.00 Grams (1.22 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC122
Medium
Silver
Literature
The image is probably taken from a print by Francesco Bartolozzi, an Italian engraver who worked in England from 1764-1815. He was "Engraver to the King" with a salary of £300 a year. The print depicts Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi, Showing Her Children As Her Only Ornaments.