This lovely complete Russian silver and niello perfume bottle chatelaine is one of three niello pieces we are currently listing (see Items GEC-001049 and GEC-001050). This example consists of the perfume bottle with stopper which has two rings for chains that pass up to a compatible disc with narrow hook at the back to act as a chatelaine attached to the waist or belt of a garment. The bottle is enhanced with intricate silver and niello work with a cartouche on one side and a complete decorative pattern on the other. Amongst the niello is a name in Cyrillic which we understand confirms that this was a souvenir piece from the Caucasus mountain spa resort of Kabkazb, and dates to c1908. The piece is marked with the Russian silver mark for 84 zolotniks and the lady’s profile pointing to the right. There is another mark on the opposite side which is probably for a maker. The stopper is removable and fits back firmly. The condition is very good for age and this would grace any collection of perfume bottles or Russian silver. Total length 4.5 ins (11.4cm). Weight 28 grams.
This item can be seen in the book “Chatelaines – Utility to Glorious Extravagance” on page 142.
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Complete Russian Silver & Niello Perfume Bottle Chatelaine, c1908
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