This is a delightful 17th-century vinaigrette used to contain spice or a scented sponge. It is made from ormolu and nicely decorated to the body with a working hinged lid and suspension ring.
DATE: 17th century
SIZE: 34mm (entire length with drop) or 28mm x 20mm wide x 14mm deep
WEIGHT: 5.5 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bath.
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