An Extraordinary Pre- Civil War Vinaigrette Two Sided Pendant of 15 karat Gold

Victorian Pendant for Perfume
Year 1855 Vinaigrette in GoldPhoto of closed Vinaigrette on the side
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This pendant is handmade of 15 karat yellow gold. On the front is a flower design in engraved gold work with the background enameled in a coral color. The other side is a shield with an N in the center. The edges are perforated so that the fragrance could escape. This is circa dated to 1855 from the collector I purchased it.
Vinaigrettes are small containers of various shapes with a hinged lid. The container contains a piece of natural sponge soaked in an aromatic vinegar or perfume. Its purpose was multifold: to counteract unpleasant odors, or therapeutically as an inhalant when a woman fainted.
This hinges from the top and open to hold a piece of fabric or cotton with your perfume to wear as a pendant. The size is 1 ½ inches tall by ¾ inches wide. This comes with a 19 inch chain.

Price: $695.00