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William IV Silver Gilt & Slip Cushion Shaped Vinaigrette "Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi"
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
Price £3650.00
Condition In good condition with no damage or repair
Height 18  mm (0.71 inches)
Width 38  mm (1.50 inches)
Depth 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.


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