A Georgian English sterling silver vinaigrette.
A vinaigrette is a small box with a hinged lid, which opens to reveal a pierced grill, also hinged, and underneath the grill would be a small sponge, soaked in an oily sweet smelling substance. Used both by men and women they were generally carried whilst traveling, to give a pleasant aroma in the streets
This one is in excellent condition with the original pierced gilded grill.
A real find!