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Two Victorian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Francis Clark, Frederick Marson
Reference: S1698
Period: Victorian
Year: 1842 and 1866
Silversmith: Francis Clark, Frederick Marson
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 660.00
Weight: 12 (Clark 7 grams, Marson 5 grams) grams
Dimensions: 2.2 cm *1,4 cm, height 0.8 cm (both).
Condition: Both excellent, perfect hinges, snug fit, gilding very good.

Description: Two very small Victorian silver vinaigrettes, both very dainty, very similar to S 1697, these are delightful boxes given their detail and size (half the size of usual vinaigrettes). The first is 1842 by Francis Clark, it is rectangular with tartan engraving, and a vacant cartouche for crest or initials. the grille has an attractive floral pattern, the interior gilding is good with some mild oxidation. The hallmarks are good on both base and lid, the grille is hallmarked as well. The second is 1866 by Frederick Marson, rectangular with engine turned engraving and vacant cartouche, this also has a silver ring attachment. The grille has a a floral engraved design, the piercing is random. The gilding is excellent, the hallmarks on lid, base and grille also very clear. Francis Clark was a specialist Birmingham toy maker who worked between 1827 and 1849, his boxes are well regarded, he also served as magistrate. He emigrated to Australia (Adelaide) with his family in 1850 for family health reasons, and established an engineering business called Francis Clark and Sons. famous for building the first electric lighting at the Adelaide Oval. Frederick Marson worked between 1847 and 1873, he specialized in fine quality boxes, many of which have survived today.
Two Victorian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Francis Clark, Frederick Marson
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Two Victorian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Francis Clark, Frederick Marson
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Two Victorian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Francis Clark, Frederick Marson
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Two Victorian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Francis Clark, Frederick Marson
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Two Victorian Silver Miniature Vinaigrettes - Francis Clark, Frederick Marson
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