22 May 2001
A vari-coloured gold and turquoise vinaigrette
circa 1820, possibly French provincial
Oval, the matted cover set with a garland of vari-coloured gold flowers and leaves encircling a rosette of turquoise stones, with gold stiff-leaf borders, the engine-turned base with ribbed border, the fluted bombe sides with stiff-leaf borders, with bright-cut foliate grille, marked on side
1¼ in. (32 mm.) long
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