Description & Technical information

Vinaigrette formed as a basket suspended by a gold link chain from a small gold ring, the sides, base and domed cover with multicolored bouquets of flowers on a translucent red enamelled guilloché ground framed in white and gold scrollwork. A small chain in red, green and pink enamel and gold connects the vinaigrette to a ring. The removable interior grill is richly decorated with rinceau and openwork foliage.
W:0.70oz. (20g.)
French Restauration. Charles X.
Bibliography: Bijoux romantiques 1820-1850, la parure à l'époque de Georges Sand, Musée de la vie romantique, Paris, 2000.

Date:  Circa 1820
Period:  Early 19th century
Origin:  Paris
Medium: Gold, enamel
Signature: Gold Mark: (ram’s head) 1819-1838

Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm (1³/₄ x 0³/₈ x 0³/₈ inches)