This example is a contemporary chatelaine sterling silver needle case. It is marked STERLING and 925. Though its floral and tendril design gives it the appearance of being Art Nouveau period in age this product is currently being sold for only a few dollars by the REO company, having been added to their catalog of nostalgic designs and copies in 2008. REO specializes in silver jewelry, charms and gift ware, as well as reproductions of small Victorian silver items like tussie mussies, needle cases, thimble holders, chatelaines, salt spoons, and vinaigrettes.
Buyers of sewing adjuncts or chatelaines need to be aware that many types of small silver items such as this may often be offered for sale on the secondary market described as Victorian period pieces. The modern '925' die- stamped on this piece gives the quickest indication that it is not old.
This item measures approximately two and one half inches long.
Item ID: 2007RP000135
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