Victorian Silver Castle-Top Vinaigrette - Port of Beirut Lebanon

Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1846
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An extremely rare Victorian silver castle-top Vinaigrette of shaped rectangular form and large size, the base and sides with bands of engine turned decoration and with a shield shaped cartouche engraved with contemporary initials. The lid engraved with a view of the Port of Beirut in the Lebanon. The silver gilt grille pierced with flower heads and scrolls.

By Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1846.

Castle Top Vinaigrettes engraved with overseas views are extremely scarce.

Attached is an image of a contemporary engraving - "The Entrance to the port of Beirut, Lebanon", by Lemaitre from Syrie ancienne et moderne by Jean Yanosky and Jules David.

£2,350.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, some very minor blemishes to the rayed background.
Dimensions
H
35 mm (1.38 inches)
W
46 mm (1.81 inches)
D
10 mm (0.39 inches)
Weight
31.00 Grams (1.00 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
NW650
Medium
Silver