BID ON THE-SALEROOM
An early to mid-nineteenth century novelty vinaigrette modelled as a purse with vermicular engraving within punch-work surround, initialled cartouche and opening to a silver-gilt interior with slim foliate pierced grille. Part hallmarks visible only, probably Gervase Wheeler, Birmingham. Maximum width measuring 2.5 cm, weight 6.6 grams.
The lot displays general scratches, marks wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Duty, lion passant and maker's mark only visible.