Victorian Pewter Vinaigrette Choker/Necklace
Vinaigrette Choker Necklace Circa. 1890-1900 United Kingdom
Hand-chased Victorian vinaigrette with screw top. Hangs off a 32-inch long black cord with a sterling silver shepherd's hook. The hook acid-tested for sterling.
When the streets smelled poorly, the ladies put cotton, infused with perfume into the vinaigrette...to help mask the odors. Hence, the tiny holes in the screw top.
The vinaigrette measures 1 1/2 inches in height with a 2 inch diameter.
Weight is 1.2 ounces
In excellent original condition