Antique Enameled Balloon Vinaigrette - Citrine Nuggets, Baroque Freshwater Pearls & Garnet Slices Necklace - Brezza Dolce V Necklace
The charming little hot air balloon shaped vinaigrette with hand-painted pastoral woodland scenes reference the playing of flutes amongst the lovers. Although there seems to be no maker’s mark, most enameled vinaigrettes from this period were crafted in Austria and would have had an “A” as one of the marks Given the age and popularity of these vinaigrettes, it is in very good condition and the chipped “flea bite” has been restored with a museum quality enamel restoration - the latch shuts very tightly / no cracks in the still delicately painted enamel - and the blue interior of the top still retains not only the decorative grille, but a faint scent of the cotton wool. This vinaigrette could still be used to hold fragranced cotton.
This charming one-of-a-kind necklace is certain to be a conversation piece.
Necklace measures 27 inches long / 4 inch drop.
Vinaigrette measures 1.30 inches long X .82 inches wide.
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