22 May 2001
An Edward VII gold pendant vinaigrette
mark of Sampson Morden, London, 1903
Of bee skep form, suspended from two sides on a chain, the body realistically textured with concentric rings resembling basketwork, the base inscribed with initials 'HCL', with removable foliate scroll grille, containing a sponge, fully marked on rim, with maker's mark and gold marks inside base
the body 1 in. (26 mm.) high
Sotheby's, London, 18 June 1987, lot 104 (1,700).
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E. Ellenbogen, English Vinaigrettes, Cambridge, 1956, illustrated pl. 3, nos. 1 and 1A.
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