Lovely William IV silver "castle top" vinaigrette with a scene of Newstead Abbey. The other sides have a geometric engine engraved pattern and reverse has vacant cartouche. The edges have an ornate cast border of foliate design. Original gilt interior reveals a finely detail and pretty pierced and engraved hinged grill with flowers and swirling leaves.
Hallmarked for Birmingham 1836, makers Taylor & Perry.
It measures 4.5cm (1 3/4") wide, 2.1cm (1 1/8") high and 0.9cm (3/8") deep.
Condition is excellent with no damage or dents and very light surface wear. There are 2 small holes that have been drilled and plugged just below the grille hinge which probably indicate that the hinge has been re-pinned and the work was to aid access but the work has clearly be done by a professional, is very small and the hinge show no signs of issue. The main hinge is also fine and the box closes well.
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