Victorian Silver Gilt 'Lady of The Lake' Book Vinaigrette

Rawlings & Summers, London 1842
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A fine and rare Victorian cased silver gilt Vinaigrette made in the form of a Book - ""The lady of the Lake"", by Sir Walter Scott. The covers and spine of the book with deep foliate scroll engraving, the silver gilt interior with similarly pierced grille. Engraved with presentation inscription ""Fanny Bibby from H.I. 31st October 1856"".

Complete with original silk and velvet lined leather case.

By Rawlings & Summers, London, 1842

Sold - £1,450.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
39 mm (1.54 inches)
3927 mm (154.61 inches)
9 mm (0.35 inches)
30.50 Grams (0.98 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver Gilt
The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival.