We are pleased to be able to offer this incredible antique. The Chatelaine has an embossed and pierced clip that is hallmarked for Chester England, the year 1899 and. Was crafted by one of the top Silversmiths, it. Contains the makers mark CSFS for. Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings.This stunning quality sterling silver chatelaine has an ornate, Victorian design with a joyous cherub with a bow and arrow surrounded by beautiful ornate flowers and foliage design all of which are hallmarked, the piece below also has a cherub which is standing in the centre within a foliage surround, also hallmarked. All the five chains are original to the chatelaine and are individually marked with the lion passant for England. And Q for the date 1899. This quality Silver Chatelaine is hallmarked throughout for the well renowned makers. Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders and James Francis Hollings Shepherd.
The top part down to the chains and swivels were made in Chester in 1899, and all the accessories were made in Chester & Birmingham. From this time, it wasnt uncommon to have one company make one part, and another to make the other parts, and to have this all together is truly wonderful.
The Chatelaine without the accessories attached weights 51.01g. The items attached are all hallmarked and included are. Silver implement holder crafted in Chester by.
Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders and James Francis Hollings Shepherd 1899. Design, with a gold gilt interior, the top pulls off and fits back nicely, condition is good, some fine & light dings. And is only mentioned for accuracy. Measures 6.5 cm long 1.5 cm wide, weights 10.96g. Silver needle case crafted in Birmingham by Francis Webb 1916, the needle case is decorated with the most amazing detail, all around the case is a beautiful bright cut engraved embellished flowers which have been hand engraved very finely, resulting in an intricate and aesthetically pleasing stunning design, the decoration is in excellent, crisp, condition, there is a unmarked Cartouche in the centre.Condition is good, there are. Some fine & light dings. Measures 5 cm long 0.5 cm wide, weights 4.21g.
Silver Whistle crafted in Birmingham by S Blankensee & Son 1884, the whistle is of plain design, the condition is good, the whistle does not whistle. Measures 3cm long 0.5 cm wide, weights 4.79g. Silver Vesta case crafted in Birmingham by Minsull & Latimar 1899, The solid silver Vesta case has a lovely bright cut engraved design etched with beautiful scrolls, the vesta case is in good condition, There are no splits, dents or repairs, the hinge is strong and has a snap shut closing action. There is a Cartouche in the bottom left corner which has been monogrammed with the initials AG.Measures 3.8cm x 2.8cm weights 15.04g. Propelling pencil Crafted in Chester by Fredrick Charles Berkeley 1893, this is of a stunning rare barley twist design, in good condition. Measures 5.5 cm closed and 9cm when twisted open weight 18.56g. (Measurements and weights where specified are approximate). This antique Victorian era chatelaine is truly superb, being made in sterling silver instead of some lower quality metals also makes this chatelaine so hard to find all complete a sensational and a real quality made piece. Chatelaines are wonderful to hold and admire, and this one has so much attention to detail, so typical of the Victorian era. If you are after a real collectors item that is so hard to find, then this must be it.
The Quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a wealthy Victorian household, These Chatelaines can be seen worn by the character Mrs Hughes the housekeeper in DOWNTON ABBEY, Chatelaines would have been used daily by either the lady of the house or her house keeper, the Chatelaine would have been clipped over the ladies waste band and would have hung down ready to be used , this was in a time many years ago when things were so very different, this has a wonderful feel and is so very tactile, this will add something special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos as these form an integral part of the description.All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only add to the history of the object. We welcome customers from the UK and across the globe. We hope to do business together soon. Thank-you for reading and have a very good day. To keep up to date on our new listings. View Our Other Items For Sale.
To browse our currently available items. The item "1899 Victorian Silver Chatelaine Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis" is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "vintage_silver_treasures" and is located in Lancaster.This item can be shipped worldwide.