This Victorian Silver Vinaigrette pendant such an esoteric unique treasure! With characteristic floral, ivy leaf and shield cartouché engravings typical of Victorian grand period jewellery, this pendant can easily today hold a small treasure near to your heart.
This highly collectable piece was once a sign of distinguished social rank (as many moons ago it was originally used to store perfumes which were very expensive!), and you can clearly see why as this piece is endlessly pleasing to the eye! It's a one of a kind fully hallmarked pendant to 1870, so you really don't want to miss out!
ERA: Victorian, c.1870.
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant 31mm long x 22mm wide.
Box 27mm long x 17mm wide.
Length of locket including jump ring 40mm.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Gilded Silver.
HALLMARKS: Obscured Maker's Mark, date letter "e" for the year 1879. Stamp "375", Birmingham Assay, Sovereign's head duty mark inside the lid. Also stamped underneath the floral grill with obscured Maker's Mark, Sovereign's head, date letter "e".
EXCELLENT: This Victorian Silver Vinaigrette pendant is in superb condition considering its age and utilitarian use. All of the engravings are immaculate and the floral grill is still rich in its original enchantment. There are very few signs of minimal wear, so you can enjoy and wear this piece for another lifetime (plus we think it would be a fab heirloom piece for your children and grandchildren too!)