Very rare and early vinaigrette / fragrance box, perfume tin from 1812
Silver with floral engraving.
The original sponge is still included!
Silversmith punches (Hallmark):
- Punched with a lion to the left facing the viewer;
- Maker’s mark „J.L“ (John Linegar)
- Tax mark (Georg III 1786-1820)
- City mark (Anker = Birmingham)
- Date of production „O“ (1812)
Dimensions: 2,2 x 1,8 cm
The fragrance boxes were used primarily in Victorian times by ladies
to ward off an oncoming fainting spell.