A fabulous George IV silver gilt vinaigrette by John Bettridge with very fine ornate cast decoration to both sides with stylised foliate edges and scrolling flowering vines with a large flower in the centre on one side and a rectangular cartouche on the other with monogram. Engine engraved detail to the walls. The hinged grille is finely pierced and engraved with a further flowering vine design. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1827, maker John Bettridge. It has a suspension loop to one end.
It measures 4.2cm (1 1/8") by 3cm (1 1/8") wide and 0.9cm (3/8") deep and weighs 35g / 1.1ozt.
In excellent condition with no damage or repair and very minor handling wear.