Beautifully embellished early 19th Century antique, Birmingham hallmarked solid silver vinaigrette by Nathaniel Mills. The front cover with monogram field "Em" entwined with leaves/roncallias. The inside of the box is lightly gilded and hallmarked accordingly: Nm, striding Lion, anchor, letter of the year (somewhat indistinct) and Royal Head Victoria. Beautifully decorated intermediate cover!
Very distinctive piece! Please look at photos!
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Chris Davies Antiques has clarified that the Silver Vinaigrette by Renowned Silversmith Nathaniel Mills 1816 (LA408758) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1816