True Victorian French Brass Mother-of-Pearl Shell Chatelaine (Pendant) with Ring, mid to late 1800s
Antique and true vintage Shell Chatelaine from the mid to late 1800's. This is a shell vessel capped with french brass framing, chains, cap with cork and a ring to slip on a finger. These would attach to a woman's belt or dress and could be slipped on to a finger. This would be filled with something that smelled pleasant, perfumes, even spices and oils, so that when walking in areas where the streets and/or people put off a very unpleasant odor, the vessel could be help up to the nose to hide the smell. The cork in this is in good condition considering this piece is still in good condition given it's age and the fact that there is no one alive now when this was made. This hangs 3.75" long and is over 1" side. The vessel itself is about 2.25" long. It has ornate capping over the top of the shell and the double chains - everything looks original and unrestored. I've seen these offered for sale on other sites in excess of $300.00. I was fortunate to find this piece at an estate sale where I can offer it at a lower price and hopefully get it in to the hands of a collector. See photos.
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