Vinaigrette, Maker unidentified, 1817
Image from: Birmingham Assay Office.
Vinaigrettes were small boxes containing sponges soaked in aromatic vinegar protecting their owners against bad smells. From 1800 to 1850 they were produced in vast quantities and in numerous shapes and forms. This early item is made in the form of a flexible fish.« Previous in this sectionNext in this section »