SILVER CHATELAINE WITH AGATE AND GEMSTONES.
LATE 19TH CENTURY WORK.
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Silver chatelaine inlaid with pearls and gemstones. The belt hook is decorated with a floral motif that is connected to two descending chains. These chains are decorated with silver, floral motifs interspaced with gemstones and pearls. A white-veined agate perfume flask hangs from these two chains. The flask is attached to a silver setting that continues with the same decorative motifs. A hinged silver stopper serves to seal the flask. This type of chatelaine flask was worn at a woman’s waist.
Weight: 1.5 oz (42 g) with the flask
Length: 3.3 in (8.5 cm)
Silver marks: 2 swans
Master silversmith’s mark: jw
Austro-Hungarian work from the second half of the 19th century.