Venetian Silver: A trade name used by Deykin & Sons of Birmingham, England, given to wares made of nickel
silver. Has no silver content.
Vermeil: Silver which has been gilded.
Vesta Case: A small case with a hinged lid used to hold matches, which were originally called
vestas. Also called a match safe.
Vinaigrette: A small hinged box with an interior pierced cover which held a piece of cotton
or cloth that had been soaked in vinegar or perfume. Used in the days of less than perfect
sanitary conditions and primarily by women, the scents would be inhaled to mask foul odors
emanating from the streets.