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Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1701
Period: Victorian
Year: 1845 and 1846
Silversmith: Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 820.00
Weight: 38 (19 each) grams
Dimensions: 4.0 cm*2.9, height 0.8, 3.6*3.0cm, height 1.0
Condition: Both excellent, both have snug fits, all 4 hinges perfect. Interior oxidation to underside of grille on one (from original sponge).

Description: Two Victorian silver vinaigrettes, both very similar in shape and design, reflecting the style of the time. Both are oval in shape with a wavy rim, concave sides, both have engine turned engraving, and both have vacant cartouche (for initials or family crest). Both also have an ornate floral grille, and both are gilded. Both also have clear hallmarks on both base and lid, the grille on the Smith example is also hallmarked. The first, by Edward Smith 1845, has an attractive snake shaped thumb piece, the base design is distinctly different from the cover design. The second still has its original sponge. Edward Smith was a specialist boxmaker, he worked between 1827 and 1865. James Cronin and Sarah & George Wheeler worked between 1846 and 1852 from St Pauls Square, Birmingham.
Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Victorian silver vinaigrettes

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Victorian silver vinaigrettes - bottom view

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
silver vinaigrettes - open lids showing ornate grilles

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Victorian silver vinaigrette grille - floral scroll

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
silver vinaigrette grille - floral scroll

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
original sponge - silver vinaigrette

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Edward Smith hallmarks - base

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Edward Smith hallmarks - lid

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Victoria duty mark - vinaigrette grille

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Cronin & Wheeler hallmarks - lid

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Cronin & Wheeler hallmarks - base

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
silver vinaigrettes - open

Two Victorian Silver Vinaigrettes - Edward Smith, Cronin & Wheeler
Victorian silver vinaigrettes - scale

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