Julie Cartwright Antiques
Georgian Silver Vinaigrette by Joseph Willmore, Birmingham 1810
REF: JAN03 / LA329944
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This unusual and rather delightful Georgian silver vinaigrette was made in 1810 by the silversmith Joseph Willmore, a renowned Birmingham toy maker *. It is of canted rectangular form. The front cover is bright-engraved with prick-dot decorations. The oval reserve engraved with the name Beatrice. back and sides with conforming decorations. The hinged lid opening to reveal a drilled gilt grille. The original sponge still in place. Gilt interior. * from the late 18th to early 19th Century, Birmingham was the centre for the making of “toys”: small decorative objects from silver. They were produced in small family businesses and factories throughout Birmingham. They made a range of items including patch boxes, nutmeg graters, buckles, caddy spoons, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and babies rattles. Hallmarks: JW for Jospeh Willmore. Date letter "m" for 1810. Birmingham Assay mark. Lion Passant. Duty mark.
Julie Cartwright Antiques has clarified that the Georgian Silver Vinaigrette by Joseph Willmore, Birmingham 1810 (LA329944) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1810
Good. Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille. Good clear hallmarks. Tiny split on side of hinged cover, barely noticeable, mentioned for accuracy.
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