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Fine Jewelry & Collector's Holiday Auction Part II (Closed #28779614)

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G. B. H. Vintage Sterling Chatelaine

  Lot # 003
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G. B. Heron Vintage Sterling Silver Chatelaine Pin that has a total of five chains with clasps attached. 


Before women carried purses they often relied on chatelaines to keep an array of miniature accessories close at hand. Named after “La Chatelaine,” or the female head of a French household who was responsible for an estate’s keys, chatelaines became a practical accessory for women at a time when pockets were tiny or nonexistent. During the 16th century, it was common to hang such tools near the waist with a cord or ribbon, but in the 18th century, stylish European chatelaines took over. These chatelaines generally featured a central medallion mounted on a hook or pinback brooch to be attached directly onto a dress. Dangling from this central point could be anywhere from one to 20 chains, each attached to a small trinket or tool.

  • Condition Very Good
  • Size 3 x 2 Pendant only; Approx. 18 Total Grams
  • Location Office
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  • Lot # 003
  • System ID # 28780472
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