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Antique Silver Victorian Book Vinaigrette made in 1861.


A very fine and rare large Victorian silver vinaigrette in the form of a book.

Date 1861
Made By Charles Washington Shirley Deakin
Location Birmingham
Stock Number SA176x26

Out of stock

Maker: Charles Washington Shirley Deakin

A very fine and rare large Victorian silver vinaigrette in the form of a book.

The superbly detailed exterior is engraved to each side with a floral design and to one side there is a cartouche containing initials. The curved spine is engraved to look like a bound book.  The cover opens to reveal a gilt pierced and engraved grill.

The vinaigrette is far larger than normal with a length of 5.2 cms.

The box is in excellent condition. A very fine and rare size book vinaigrette.

Dimensions, length 5.2 cm, width 3.25 cm, height 1 cm.

Weight, 1.2 troy oz.

Charles Washington Shirley Deakin

Charles Washington Shirley Deakin & Stephen Deakin trading as Deakin & Nephew, Regent Place, Birmingham

Stephen Deakin was Charles Deakin’s nephew. Charles Deakin retired in 1881 and the company became Deakin & Francis.

Delivery Details

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All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

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