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A Gold and Enamel Vinaigrette

Swiss, circa 1820

Maker’s mark S & D

Length: 4.20 cm, 1.65 in

In the shape of a butterfly, the cover painted accordingly, the sides and base with translucent orange enamel within ribbon borders of champlevé black and white enamel, opening to reveal a centrally hinged pair of butterfly wing-form covers; suspended from an enameled gold chain with finger ring of slightly later date.
 

A Gold and Enamel Vinaigrette Reference: DT22.7.4