Overall: 1/4 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
Silver vinaigrette box with a bright-cut garland of leaves around a raised reserve engraved, "Maria;" bright-cut lines around the sides; bright-cut floral design on the base; gilt interior witha floral bright-cut and pierced grille that opens right; interior struck with a lion passant, duty mark, an anchor and the intials "FC" twice.
Gift of Mrs. Laura Dayton Denby
struck: top interior: (duty mark) "FC" ina conforming rectangle (lion passant) struck: interior base: (anchor) "FC" in a conforming rrectangle "L" gothic script, in a conforming rectangle engraved: top reserve: "Maria"
This vinaigrette probably belonged to Maria Annis Tomlinson Dayton, wife of Abram Child Dayton.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.