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    Posted 11 years ago

    kirby19711
    (7 items)

    I usually prefer chatelaines to have all their chains but just couldn't resist this one. I bought it in 2009 for under $100. It is marked sterling but doesn't have a maker's mark.

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    Comments

    1. wolcott1 wolcott1, 11 years ago
      Love the cherub/baby face.
    2. Yohanna Yohanna, 11 years ago
      Looks to me like estrucian wear from the 1900s made in scandinavia and other areas there is imformation on the google site just tupe estrucian into your browser bar.I have similar items and i have marks very tiny ubder the round links.... try and look in the dark with just a very low light glowing..... regards Jo.
    3. terilaptophead, 11 years ago
      love it. Hate to be picky, but back then, grown people looked like that central face. The cupid one. Any idea of it's age? I would say late 1880's, but would like to know if the auctioneer had any idea
    4. kirby19711, 11 years ago
      Actually the "cherub" or putti was a popular design in the late 1800's. Peterson's, Godey's and Arthur's all have illustrations with them especially in their Christmas issues. The photo is unclear: there is only one face. This was purchased at a charity online auction and was even listed as jewelry not as a chatelaine which it most clearly is. It's interesting how rapidly things change. I have photos of my grandfather's friends from 1905 that don't resemble a cherub at all even though they were still teenagers.
    5. terilaptophead, 11 years ago
      Kirby1911 - I should have said some people looked like a cupid, shouldn't have I? Glad we agree on the date it was made. It could have been a chatelaine for a dentist
    6. Luisa Luisa, 9 years ago
      it kinda looks like the top half of a skull on the figure above the cherub... anyone else see it?

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