Gilt Metal Chatelaine Brooch with Notepad c1890

Mike Loveday

MLV07628.a

A truly exquisite and unusual chatelaine comprising a miniature notepad, a charming horse chestnut scent bottle, a dual retracting pencil and a small shallow round pot, perhaps for face powder or snuff. The pen barrel would once have held a blue and a red leads, selected by very pretty levers which are each decorated with a blue and a red cabochon stone. This gorgeous item is gilt and gunmetal grey metal, the colours of the metal contrasting beautifully. Each object hangs from its own chain, each of which are attached to a chain design brooch at the top. A rare and lovely find in good condition, with some of the pages of the notepad sketched and written upon in past times.

Dimensions: 22 x 17cm or 7 x 9 inches.
Weight: 137 grams or 88.38 pennyweight.