All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1800 item #1160762 (stock #091208)
Exquisite antique silver tested German vinaigrette spice holder in a figural quince design with leaves, and a small bud. The piece screws open in three places. The base of the quince unscrews to reveal a vinaigrette with a grill, which can be removed. The top also screws open with a small space, probably to store spice, or powder. Finally, the bud unscrews to show a small storage area. Workmanship is magnificent and all sections fit together smoothly. The silver surface of the piece has a lovely geometric design all over. A bale ring is attached to enable the piece to be worn as a pendant.
Condition: Very nice.
Size: height- 2 5/8 inches to top of the stem.