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Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1697
Period: George III
Year: 1813 and 1821
Silversmith: Joseph Willmore
Place: Birmingham
Price: R 12 640.00
Weight: 12 (6 grams each) grams
Dimensions: 2.4*1.4 cm, height 0,7, 2.2 cm *1.5 cm, height 1.0
Condition: Both excellent, all hinges perfect, snug closures. good original gilding.

Description: Two Georgian silver vinaigrettes, both very small in size, and both by Joseph Willmore. They are very attractive and dainty, less than half the size of most vinaigrettes, we love these boxes. The first (1813) is lozenge shaped, the concave base fits beautifully around the thumb, it is a delight to hold. The cover is engraved with flowers and prick work surrounding initials THC, the base has a different floral engraving. The grille is plain, the interior gilding and hallmarks are excellent. including JW makers mark in circular serrated punch, his first mark used between 1797 and 1834. The second (1821) is rectangular with canted corners, the cover engraved with an attractive wavy pattern around a vacant cartouche, the base with an engraved flower. The grille is also plain, the hallmarks are good, on both lid, base and grille. The corners have some oxidation, but it does not detract. Joseph Willmore, who worked between 1797 and 1843, is described by Eric Delieb as "a superlative silversmith, who produced some of the finer vinaigrette shapes, with quality embellishment, he was preoccupied with fine workmanship" - Silver Boxes, page 118.
Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Joseph Wilmore Georgian silver miniature vinaigrettes

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
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Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Wilmore silver vinaigrettes - open lid showing grille

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
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Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Joseph wilmore hallmarks - lid 1

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Joseph wilmore hallmarks - base 1

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Joseph wilmore hallmarks lid 2

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Wilmore birmingham hallmarks - base 2

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Georgian silver vinaigrette grille - hallmark

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Wilmore vinaigrettes - scale

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Joseph wilmore silver vinaigrette

Two Georgian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Joseph Willmore
Georgian silver vinaigrette

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