The 3.25” long 19th century vinaigrette was made in the form of a violin or cello complete with pegs, string, bridge, scroll and “f” holes. Although it had been in an English family for generations, it is Dutch in origin. The piece is decorated overall. There is a dock with a ship in the background with putti performing various tasks. There are wine barrels, wheels of cheese and most interestingly a figure in the background holding a caduceus, which seems to verify the belief in the vinaigrette as a prophylaxis against disease.