This vintage 1851 Dutch Lodereindoosje or Loderein box also known as a vinaigrette is the hinged box type. The name Loderein is the Dutch phonetic variation of the phrase “l’eau de reine,” which is French for “queen’s water.” It retains the original sponge and a hint of scent. Visible marks on this piece include the Dutch lion passant, the 1851 date letter “R” and the Minerva head duty mark. Boxes such as this are often identified at antique shows as snuff boxes but these Lodereindoosje were made for scents, which clearly defines them as vinaigrettes.

Box vinaigrette

This vintage 1851 Dutch Lodereindoosje or Loderein box also known as a vinaigrette is the hinged box type. The name Loderein is the Dutch phonetic variation of the phrase “l’eau de reine,” which is French for “queen’s water.” It retains the original sponge and a hint of scent. Visible marks on this piece include the Dutch lion passant, the 1851 date letter “R” and the Minerva head duty mark. Boxes such as this are often identified at antique shows as snuff boxes but these Lodereindoosje were made for scents, which clearly defines them as vinaigrettes.

This vintage 1851 Dutch Lodereindoosje or Loderein box also known as a vinaigrette is the hinged box type. The name Loderein is the Dutch phonetic variation of the phrase “l’eau de reine,” which is French for “queen’s water.” It retains the original sponge and a hint of scent. Visible marks on this piece include the Dutch lion passant, the 1851 date letter “R” and the Minerva head duty mark. Boxes such as this are often identified at antique shows as snuff boxes but these Lodereindoosje were made for scents, which clearly defines them as vinaigrettes.

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