Victorian Sterling Silver Chatelaine

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Victorian Sterling Silver Chatelaine

A late 19th century Victorian sterling silver chatelaine.

A chatelaine is a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it.

Each chain is mounted with useful household appendages such as scissors, thimbles, watches, keys, vinaigrette, and household seals.

The chatelaine has an embossed and pierced clip that has hall marks for London, the year 1889 and the maker's mark for Cornelius Desormeaux Sanders & James Francis Hollings Shepherd.

The chatelaine has a perfume bottle, a scissor holder, a thimble holder, a pencil and a note pad.

The perfume bottle and thimble have hall marks for Birmingham, the year 1889 and the same maker's mark as the clip.

The scissor holder has hall marks for Birmingham, the year 1894 and the maker's mark for Edward Souter Barnsley.

The pencil and note pad have no clear marks.

The chatelaine is in good condition. (Circa 1889-1894)

Length 30cm (11.8 inches)