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Antique Silver George III Vinaigrette made in 1806


A small early 19th century vinaigrette which is engraved with an unusual wrigglework motif of a marine nature around a vacant cartouche. The reverse has a simple wrigglework band.

Date 1806
Made By Mathew Linwood
Location Birmingham
Stock Number W254x24

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Maker: Mathew Linwood

A small early 19th century vinaigrette which is engraved with an unusual wrigglework motif of a marine nature around a vacant cartouche. The reverse has a simple wrigglework band.

The grille is simply pierced, the interior is gilded and it still has a piece of original sponge inside.

Dimensions: length 2.4 cm, width 1.75 cm; weight .225 troy oz.

Antique silver vinaigrettes: small, decorative and a wide variety of styles to choose from ensures that these delightful boxes are as collectible as ever. They were used to guard against disease and unpleasant odours. A sponge was placed inside the vinaigrette which was impregnated with aromatic vinegar and concentrated perfumed oils.


Mathew Linwood

Matthew Linwood I, Birmingham silver maker, was born in 1754, apprenticed to Joseph Hunt (described in directories as a “gilt toy, plated military and crest button maker”).

He registered three marks between 1773 and 1801.

His son Matthew Linwood II (1756 – 1826) was a notable maker of silver boxes. Guardian of the Birmingham Assay Office in 1811. He registered marks in 1813 in partnership with his son Matthew Linwood III (1783 – 1847) who later moved to London, opening a jeweller’s shop in Fleet Street.

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