22 May 2001
A George IV double sided vari-coloured gold vinaigrette
circa 1820, unmarked
Formed as a key, the cylindrical body textured and with two floral bands, one side with vinaigrette compartment with plain chain-engraved grille, the other enclosing a hinged clear glass covered compartment, with Greek key terminal, each side of the ring in a different pattern of overlapping leaves or bands
1 5/8 in. (42 mm.) long
Sotheby's, Geneva, 14 May 1987, lot 169 (SFr. 2,600).
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