A vinaigrette is a small box that was designed to hold an aromatic vinegar-soaked sponge intended to mask unpleasant odors. The box has an inner pierced lid, usually gilded to protect it from corrosion, which conceals the perfumed sponge. The first vinaigrettes appeared in England in the late 18th century and were carried on the person and sniffed as an antidote or prophylactic to distasteful smells. In the early days of their use vinaigrettes were carried by both men and women.
Vinaigrette, circa British, gold and enamel (a small ornamental bottle for holding smelling salts).
UNUSUAL ANTIQUE CHINESE SILVER PEARL FILIGREE FRUIT POMANDER PENDANT c1880
Unusual Antique Chinese Silver Pearl Filigree Fruit Pomander Pendant C1880 | eBay
A late century gold, bloodstone and enamel vinaigrette. The egg-shaped…
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RARE GEORGE IV SILVER WALNUT-FORM VINAIGRETTE, Birmingham, Most fruit form vinaigrettes date from the Victorian period. Although the maker's marks are scratched from closings, the Georgian regent's head is clearly visible on this example.
A parcel-gilt silver pomander, made in Italy in the century; features a niello inscription Pomander, gold filigree, enclosing a ball of ambergris. Gold and Silver Pomander, Century
Scents Around - Art Nouveau Perfume Bottle Pendant, Circa - The Three Graces