BEAUTIFIUL RARE GEORGIAN GOLD GILT EGG SHAPE ORNATE SPICE BOX - VINAIGRETTE. This is a Beautiful rare Georgian Gold Gilt Egg shape Spice Box or Vinaigrette. I would estimate this dates to circa 1800 making it nearly 220 years old. This has no hallmarks so i will call it gold gilt on a white metal. This stunning Spice Box Vinaigrette is in the form of an egg with a beautiful hinged top , the body is wonderful with its highly ornate embossed scrolls and foliage within panels upon curved design of the body, to the top it has a lovely gilt ball finial and a gilt loop from which to hang the spice box, on opening the hinged top you will see the interior still has traces of its black wash which was popular in the geogian period.The quality of the craftsmanship is superb. This would have once belonged to a young lady in the Georgian period and been used daily, it would have contained a sponge soaked in aromatic oils or held spices, this was in a time when things were so very different, if this box could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, it is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel.
This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. 4 cm length to the top of the loop and 2 cm width. The item "BEAUTIFIUL RARE GEORGIAN GOLD GILT EGG SHAPE ORNATE SPICE BOX VINAIGRETTE" is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes".The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.