NATHANIEL MILLS.  A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.
NATHANIEL MILLS.  A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.
NATHANIEL MILLS.  A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.
NATHANIEL MILLS.  A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.
NATHANIEL MILLS.  A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.
NATHANIEL MILLS.  A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.
NATHANIEL MILLS.  A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.

NATHANIEL MILLS. A very rare High Relief Vinaigrette depicting Abbotsford House made in Birmingham in 1851 by Nathaniel Mills.

1851 Birmingham

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The Vinaigrette is broad rectangular in form with serpentine shaped sides engraved with scrolls and trellis work. The base is beautifully engraved with pluming feathery scrolls around a Rococo cartouche engraved with contemporary script initials. The cover displays one of the most finely detailed views of Abbotsford House, which we have ever seen, surrounded by a shaped scroll frame. The interior is very well marked and displays exceptional gilding and a grille pierced and engraved with pluming scrolls and flower heads. This piece is in excellent condition, all the detail being very crisp.

ABBOTSFORD HOUSE. Abbotsford House was the home of Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15th August 1771 - 21st September, 1832)the Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Sir Walter Scott purchased the farm land on which he was to build Abbotsford in 1811. It lay on the bank of the River Tweed near an old ford and had once belonged to the monks of Melrose - hence the name Abbotsford. With William Atkinson as architect, Scott pulled down the old farmhouse in 1822 and began a new home. He was first able to move into part of it in 1824. He died in the dining room on 21st September, 1832. A west wing was added to the house in the 1850's by Hope Scott.

Length: 1.5 inches,3.75cm.
Width: 1.1 inches, 2.75cm.
Height: 0.5 inches, 1.25cm.
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