Antique Late Victorian 1890's - 1900 R. Blackinton Eight Piece Complete Sterling Chatelaine.
There can be no doubt that this is an exceptional piece. Ornate in design detail, each piece is monogrammed and exquisite.
Comprised of sterling silver, this chatelaine is complete with eight appendages, receptacles and or vials used for various functions as follows:
(Left to right first photo).
Receptacle for holding hair pins, straight pins or sewing needles....Cigar or cigarette cutter.... Lip stick....Coin holder....Powder vial....Stamp holder (including 1950's Jefferson 2 cent and Lincoln 4 cent stamps)....Note pad (celluloid pages)....and Pencil. Most of the receptacle interiors are gilt.
Eight pieces are suspended from the belt clip with all the original chains.
Every piece is stamped Sterling with the (arrow type) mark for R. Blackinton. Most pieces (not all) are monogrammed with the initials for whom it was first intended.
Chatelaine chains (center) measures 9-1/2 inches long. The Belt clip and ring measure an additional 2-5/8 inches long by 1-1/4 inches wide. The Notepad measures 2 inches high by 1-3/4 inches wide.
Weight is 3.59 ozt (ounces troy which is the correct measurement for sterling) or equivalent to 114.5 grams.
Condition: The powder vial has a very, very slight ding and the pencil end appears to be up inside the holder (have not attempted to free it up).
Aside from the small issues noted the condition of the Chatelaine is in overall superior antique condition. Amazing!
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