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chatelaine

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,1002.1167

  • Description

    Chatelaine ornamented with flower sprays. Silver with a closed-back, set with foiled pastes and with fittings for two hooks.

  • Date

    • 18thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al) no. 65:
    The type of implements which were attached to these chatelaines depended on the sex of the owner. Apart from watches, watch-keys and seals, other possibilities include scent and spice containers, needle and thimble cases and nutmeg boxes. (Charlotte Gere).

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  • Bibliography

    • Gere et al 1984 65 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G46/dc22

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Harvey & Gore, 4 Burlington Gardens, London, W1. Original invoice for £165 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 9.6.1976, described as 'Paste chatelaine, c. 1785'.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1978,1002.1167

Chatelaine ornamented with flower sprays. Silver with a  closed-back, set with foiled pastes and with fittings for two hooks.

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