Victorian Novelty Silver Mussel Shell Vinaigrette

Sampson Mordan c1876
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An extremely fine and rare novelty silver Vinaigrette formed as a mussel shell, with a naturalistically engraved exterior, the silver gilt interior with elaborately pierced grille engraved with the maker's name and a diamond registration mark. Attached suspension ring. The space between the shells gilded for contrast.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, London, c1876

£3,000.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
47 mm (1.85 inches)
W
22 mm (0.87 inches)
D
13 mm (0.51 inches)
Weight
14.40 Grams (0.46 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
MSC219
Medium
Silver