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An extremely rare George III Vinaigrette modelled as a Drinking Flask made in Birmingham in 1801 by Cocks & Bettridge.


The Vinaigrette is realistically modelled as a travelling Drinking Flask. The cover opens up to reveal a finely gilded compartment where the sponge would have been placed and the plain reeded cap unscrews to reveal the grille pierced with plain roundels. The sides are finely engraved with prick dot borders and foliate motifs and the cover and base display a feathery scroll and prick dot frame and a central floral and foliate sprig. This piece is in excellent condition and is very well marked on the cover and base. These Vinaigrettes are extremely rare and are nearly always from the workshops of Cocks & Bettridge. It is also an early date for a Vinaigrette, right at the beginning of their invention.

Length: 1.75 inches, 4.38cm.

Width: 0.75 inches, 1.88cm.

Height: 0.5 inches, 1.25cm