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C. 1880-1890 - Silver Chatelaines were popular from the late 1860s to the end of the 19th century. Princess Alexandra, the wife of the British king to be Prince Albert made them quite popular in the 1890s. They are interesting and intricate – a beautiful curiosity to wear or display.

The chatelaine consisted of an ornamental hook that was fastened at the ladies’ waist from which were suspended short chains, in this case there are three chains from which are attached
an ornamental scent bottle, a tiny notebook which opens to reveal a celluloid sheet, and a circular piece that opens up to reveal a red velvet lining on one side and perhaps a compartment for a portrait or rouge on the other side. This chain connects a darling mesh bag. Each of the 3 pieces have a gold accented center, like you find on many British medals of the time.

The silver pin from which the chains hang is Belle Époque /Art Nouveau in style with a cherub’s face above a curved row of stylized roses. There is also a gold circle accent.

The raised repousse work on the three pieces is lovely; the silver has a rich antiqued patina which can be polished more if desired, but I think it is perfect as is. The three chains are sterling with some gold washed links.

Mixture of silver(800, 900 and 925). C- Clasp, Condition is very good.

Size: From pin to bottom of purse is 12.25” long. Purse is 2.25”w x 5”L
The individual pieces including each spring clasp is
round compact is 2” x 2”;
“book” is .75”W x 2.25”L
perfume bottle is 1”W x 3.5”L
Each short chain is 3.5” L

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ITEM ID
41919-1RL
COLOR
Silver
ITEM TYPE
Antique
STYLE
Victorian
MATERIAL
Silver, Sterling Silver, 800 Silver, 900 Silver
TYPE
Estate
ITEM SIZE
12.5” long by 2.25” wide

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Late Victorian / Belle Époque Silver Chatelaine with Purse

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