London, South Kensington
15 May 2001
A Victorian silver-gilt mounted combination vinaigrette and scent bottle
MARK OF SAMPSON MORDAN, 1873-74
the mounts engraved with scrollwork surrounding initials and a crest, the bottle clear moulded glass, the grill pierced and engraved with scrollwork
and a gilt metal mounted ruby overlaid clear glass smelling salts bottle, the cover engraved with initials, the lift-out pierced and engraved grill -- 12cms.
See Illustration for part lot (2)
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