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The "frail" ladies of the 19th century could swoon delicately into the arms of their swains and be revived with the diminutive box with vinegar-infused sponge at their throat or wrist. Swiss gold and enamel vinaigrette with apple green and pink flask-form pendant features an enamel floral bouquet and birds and ribbons. Swiss, circa 1830
Leather bag A. Antinori (Italian). First quarter 19th century Fine leather goods have long been a souvenir of travelers to Italy during a Grand Tour of Europe. This example from a Roman workshop incorporates the motifs of garlands and wreaths prevalent in the early 19th century, when the prevailing taste in aesthetics shifted from rococo curves to neoclassical order.
19th century emerald, ruby, diamond and pearl pendant brooch, English c.1860, centred by a trap cut emerald in a triple border of diamonds, rectangular rubies and then diamonds, scroll diamond hoop to top and bottom, suspending three drop shaped pearls from foliate diamond links, open set in silver and gold.