Vinaigrette, Nathaniel Mills, 1835
Image from: Birmingham Assay Office.
This image shows the inside of the vinaigrette. The intricately decorated grill covered a sponge which was soaked in aromatic vinegar to protect the owner against unpleasant odours. The outside, which is not seen in this photograph, is decorated with a cameo of Orpheus and Eurydice from Greek mythology.« Previous in this sectionNext in this section »