CHATELAINE IN GOLD AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, LATE 19TH CENTURY WORK
Era: Second part of the 19th century work.
Materials: gold, lapis lazuli, jaspe, pearl.
Dim: H 5.1 in (including pendants).
Weight: 1.8 oz.
Eagle head and Owl.
Gold chatelaine with belt hook behind. Two smooth lapis lazuli blazons are set in think, chain-link rings and topped with a crown embellished with pearls and inlaid with small green and red stones. Below the lapis lazuli blazons is a black enamel motto which reads “Tout ou Rien” (All or Nothing). Three short chains are suspended from the blazons and the motto, each of which is divided by a bead of lapis lazuli. At the end of each chain is a functional pendant: a jasper seal, a gold and lapis lazuli key, and a hook for attaching a watch.