Lot 432 (The Silver Auction, 20th January 2021)
Sold for £420
Generally good condition throughout. Light to medium surface wear including tarnish to both interior and exterior. All hinges function well and sit flush, though the hinge for the vinaigrette is somewhat loose. Also inspecting the hinge pin for the vinaigrette it appears to have been taken out and reinserted the wrong way round. One or two light marks to stopper of the scent bottle.
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VICTORIAN SILVER SCENT BOTTLE, VINAIGRETTE AND SNUFF BOX BY SAMPSON MORDAN,
London 1863, of barrel form, the central section with screw cap, hinged lid to each end, each opening to reveal gilt wash interior, one side with pierced foliate grill, 48mm wide, 55g
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