Victorian Vinaigrette dated 1849

Made by Edward Smith Birmingham

 

Vinaigrettes were containers used to hold aromatic substances, usually dissolved with vinegar. The most common form in Regency England was the silver hinged box.

They held a sponge that was saturated with a mixture of perfume and ammonie or aromatic vinegar.

Aromatic vinegar was believed to have healing powers. It was also used to as an inhalant to mask foul odors which was necessary that sanitary conditions on London streets of that time. 

Victorian Silver Vinaigrette Dated 1849

SKU: Vic. Vinaigrette 245
$245.00Price
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