18 Carat Yellow Gold Russian Vinaigrette Pendant On Silver Gilt Collar


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Antique 18ct yellow gold vinaigrette pendant on a silver gilt collar with star motifs in the centre a each circle. The front of the vinaigrette features a flower motif with 5 cabochon garnets and a centre diamond with an impressive decorative grille framed by an engraved snake.

Vinaigrettes are small decorative boxes that were used as a more accessible alternative method of carrying perfume, the perfume would be contained within these boxes socked in a sponge. Vinaigrettes were a fashionable indication of social ranking as perfume was an exotic extravagance.

This exquisite piece is highly collectable.

Pendant length: 44mm

Chain length: 23.5mm including bolt ring.