A Gold Vinaigrette or Pill Box Formed as an Apple marked: 9, .375, by John William Barrett, Chester, 1916

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Lot 141
A Gold Vinaigrette or Pill Box Formed as an Apple marked: 9, .375,
by John William Barrett, Chester, 1916

Sold for £ 3,812 (US$ 4,799) inc. premium

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15 Jan 2020, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

A Gold Vinaigrette or Pill Box Formed as an Apple marked: 9, .375,
by John William Barrett, Chester, 1916
Naturalistically formed with a leaf and engraved on the side with the words "To the Fairest" a reference to The Judgement of Paris, a Greek myth, in which Eris offers a golden apple as a prize of beauty, height 2.5cm, weight 8gms.

Footnotes

  • This model was made as a vinaigrette but the fact that the present example has a mirror fitted to the lid suggests that it may have been intended as a pill box.
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