Dating to the second half of the 19th Century with some earlier attachments. The three panel chatelaine is cast with various designs. The largest panel has a cherub holding a scythe and a bunch of grapes, representing the wine harvest.The panel below has Roman style heads in profile either side of an olive sprig. The lower panel has crossed flaming torches - a love symbol. Each of these panels is stamped with the French'Boars Head' silver mark for 800 grade silver, in use since 1838.
The central purse section is formed from an adapted silver snuff box. 18th Century, Louis XV style with Romanesque repousse decoration - unmarked, minimum 800 grade silver, with expected age related surface wear. Items suspended from the chains are as follows. C1800, English Georgian silver tape measure of acorn form - unmarked, lacking tape but with internal mechanism intact.
French Silver seal in the form of a seated dog - unmarked. French Silver seal in the form of a dolphin - Boars Head mark to tail. French silver charm in the form of a cockerel - unmarked.
French silver baby rattle with whistle - Boars Head mark to each silver link attaching the bells, expected wear and small dents to bells. French Silver engraved cache box with hinged lid and Sacred Heart finial - the base with 18th Century silver mark, crowned fleur de lys, makers initials DF, flower discharge mark, solder repairs seen internally. Cylindrical silver box with threaded lid containing a silver thimble and mother of pearl cased tape measure - unmarked, looped handle detached to one side. Overall Length: 38 cm or 15 inches.Combined 800 Silver Weight (not including tape measure): 268.8 grams. In good antique condition, please see description for specific issues. Please see the images provided which complement this description. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask and we will be happy to help.
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