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Chatelaine &
Aide Memoire





VICTORIAN ladies and
chatelaine their
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VICTORIAN lady wearing a chatelaine chain.

LADY wearing gold earrings and a
fancy watch and chain.

For years, ladies wore necessary and useful implements
clasped to the waist of their dresses because clothing was not made with
pockets for carrying such items. They were usually worn suspended from a
clip or large brooch with chains and hooks to hold the various implements,
although later chatelaines could be worn on a finger ring. Fashioned of both
precious and non-precious metals, they could be extremely simple or
ornamented with embossed work, pierced work and gem stones. They were
fashioned in a wide variety of materials: gold, sterling, gold wash, cut
steel and enameled and jeweled.

Chatelaines might be comprised of items all used for one task…sewing, for
instance… or combined with various items that suited the wearer. Some were
matching sets like the cut steel chatelaines and others were compiled over
time by the owner, especially the sterling chatelaines. Belt chatelaines or
waist hooks were also used to hold a purse, as seen in the vintage
photograph above. Most fashionable from the early 1800s to World War I,
they remain popular with collectors today.




Notebook with pencil, 2", a part of chatelaine
#a26465.

CHATELAINE sterling
chatelaine. Suspended from a snake in the symbol of infinite love 2-1/2"
brooch are: a 2" notepad and pencil; 2" pocket knife; 3-7/8" perfume with
tiny glass stopper; 1-1/8" powder and puff; 2" mirror and photo oval, all
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Perfume with glass stopper inside, 3-7/8", a part of chatelaine #a26465.




Powder and puff, 1-1/8", a part of chatelaine #a26465.

Ladies pocket knife, 2", a part of chatelaine #a26465.

Oval locket with a mirror on one side and a photo on the other, 2",
a part of chatelaine #a26465.




NIELLO silver
lorgnette, 5-5/8".
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NIELLO sterling finger
chatelaine, 4-1/2" chain with 2-1/2" pencil, 2-1/3" knife & glove hook,
1-5/8" notepad with paper, 1-1/2" compact, hooks marked 800S.
Shown with a matching lorgnette. See a
similar set in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 50.

#a28041

NIELLO sterling finger
chatelaine, 4-1/2" chain with 2-1/2" pencil, 2-1/3" knife & glove hook,
1-5/8" notepad with paper, 1-1/2" compact, hooks marked 800S.
#a28041




VICTORIAN ornate silver chatelaine top, part of the set #a28674

VICTORIAN
ornate silver chatelaine with pomegranate motif 1-3/4" by 3" notepad
with paper and pencil, 1-1/3" by 2" dance pad with 3 leaves,
griffin 1" loop and 1-1/3" round filigree vinaigrette on a 2-3/4" top
with 4" ornate embossed and pierced flat link chains.
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VICTORIAN ornate silver chatelaine notebook, part of the set
#a28674




VICTORIAN ornate silver chatelaine notebook or "aide memoire"
with scrolls and leaves, celluloid pages. The notebook 2" by 1-1/3", total length from top of loop to
bottom of notebook 3". #a28674

VICTORIAN ornate silver chatelaine notebook, note the
lion’s face motif. #a28674

VICTORIAN ornate silver chatelaine pin holder, part of the
set #a28674




CHATELAINE top, part of the set #a28587

SEWING
CHATELAINE
3-1/2" belt clip chatelaine of steel and 12-facet cut
steel brads holding 11" chains with a 1-1/2" thimble and bucket holder,
1-1/2" wheel type pin cushion, 2-1/8" aide memoir with 2 thick bone
pages, 3-1/3" scissors, 2-3/4" tube holding a bone handled 2" punch and
2-5/8" retractable pencil with thick lead, circa 1820. A more
sophisticated cut steel chatelaine can be seen in "Jewels & Jewelry" by
Clare Phillips on page 65. A similar chatelaine can be seen in
"Chatelaine" by Cummins & Taunton, page 198-9.
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CHATELAINE scissors, part of the set #a28587



CHATELAINE notebook, part of the set #a28587

CHATELAINE thimble and holder, part of the set #a28587

CHATELAINE pin holder, part of the set #a28587




VICTORIAN cut steel chatelaine notebook, part of the set #a29100

VICTORIAN 1800s cut steel
sewing chatelaine, 2-5/8" top with 7-1/2" to 10" chains, 1-1/2" pin cushion
still with 2 hand-made pins, 2-1/2" pencil, 1-3/4" whistle, 1-5/8" wax, and
1-1/8" glove hook/corkscrew for getting corks out of perfume bottles, 7/8"
measuring tape that winds in and a notebook with 2" by 1-1/3" pages,
cut steel brads 10-15 facets. Cut steel chatelaines can be seen in
Clifford’s "Cut-Steel & Berlin Iron Work Jewellery" on page 17, pictures
plate 4.
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VICTORIAN cut steel chatelaine pin holder, part of the set #a29100





KERR
sterling 4" by 5"chatelaine with 1-1/2" knife, 1-1/2" perfume, fob
and key, 1-1/3" match and 3-1/8" pencil.
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VICTORIAN F&B Foster
& Bailey sterling
notebook with soft green enamel trim and celluloid pages, 3" by 2" with 5/8"
loop. View
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CHATELAINE the mirror is hallmarked Birmingham 1904-05, maker’s mark C&N; the pencil
holder is marked Chester 1902-3; the match safe is engraved with the
initials "HHA"; the envelope-shaped stamp holder is hallmarked Birmingham
1977. The length from top to bottom is 9".
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VICTORIAN 19th C. flask as
adornment, a Japanese pendant bottle with applied 10k gold figures on engraved
copper ground suspended on a later gold chain. The motif is a man riding a
dragon one side, man riding a horse on reverse, 1-1/2" flask on 22" 14k yellow
gold chain. This may be Shakudo, a metal alloy of copper and gold, and this type
of work was done by Japanese sword makers for centuries. The metal lid unscrews.
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VICTORIAN Arthur & Bond
(Yokohama, Japan, Meiji period 1868-1912) sterling tested Art Nouveau chatelaine
for the colonial market. Intricately built panels depict iris, foliage and
waves, each swivel hook suspends an articulated sterling charm of Asian motif, some
with hidden compartments. Hooks for 19 appliances, 8-1/2" long by 4" at widest.
Circa 1900.
Arthur & Bond were English retailers who had a location in Yokohama, and may
have also manufactured some of their own pieces. They sold mostly to expatriates and
travelers.
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VICTORIAN 19th C. flask as
adornment, a European brass and gilt brass perfume flask floral embossed
background with overlaid scrolls, finer ring, overall length 3-1/4" not
including the ring. The lid has a cork stopper.
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ENGLISH
Victorian sterling chatelaine with mirror, thimble bucket and
stamp box, hallmarked 1892 to 1914. All pieces are marked as Birmingham,
England, sterling. The chatelaine is hallmarked for the maker "L E" and
1892, and has designs of sunflowers and a seashell with scrolls, 2-1/4" by
2-1/4" with chains 5" to 6-1/2". The stamp box is hallmarked for the maker
"S (star) FS, 1904, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8". The thimble bucket is hallmarked for
the maker "J.R." and 1914, 1" by 7/8".The inside of each hook is marked
"sterling".

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VICTORIAN
sterling silver forest and hunt chatelaine with maker’s mark
"SC", Birmingham on the second section under the deer. The date letter is hard to read,
perhaps an "m" for the year 1901. The design has a
stag chased by a dog with two angels, one trumpeting, and a fox, as well as
squirrels chasing through the branches. There are two deer in the
middle section too, and surrounding those are branches, leaves and vines. The chains
have alternating links with birds and leaves, and each has a hook for an implement at
the end. The entire length is 9-1/3" and the top portion is 2-5/8" wide.
Another chatelaine by this maker can be seen in the wonderful book
"Chatelaines" by Geneveive Cummins & Nerylla D. Taunton on page 204-6. They
believe the "SC" maker’s mark may be for Stuart Clifford, and if you look
closely, the center plaque on that chatelaine matches the one on ours.
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CHATELAINE
"B-arrow" mark for Blackinton (North Attleboro,
Mass., 1862-1967) sterling chatelaine engraved with scrolls and
flowers and the initials "ELC", mirror 1-1/2", pillbox 3900 w/mirror
1-3/4", dance cards 2", coin ball 1", lipstick 3996 2", pencil
2-1/2", case for ? 3". Circa 1900.
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CHATELAINE
VICTORIAN EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver) chatelaine with 2-7/8"
wide belt hook, four 4" chains holding an unusual seal box, 1-1/4";
pencil 2-5/8"; retractable glove hook, 3"; and coin purse 1-1/4". View
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CHATELAINE
Victorian finger ring chatelaine, 9" from ring to
bottom of pencil. The group includes a 2-5/8" sterling pencil, 2-1/3" German
silver decorated notepad with pages intact, silver 2-2/3" mesh coin purse,
silver 2-1/3" perfume.
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STERLING chatelaine clip.

STERLING silver chatelaine
with pin back, 3-1/2" wide with five 3-4" chains; 3" glove hook, 3" mirror
(reflection fuzzy, so as-is), 2" perfume, 2-3/4" aide memoire or notepad; 1-5/8" wide
and 3/4" deep silver flowers and
scrolls repousse pill box engraved "Myra March ’98" with hallmark for
Gorham 1897, one dimple on back. Each piece has an
embossed flowers and scrolls motif.
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STERLING glove hook and aide memoir.




STERLING Edwardian aide memoire
chatelaine notepad with four celluloid pages, hallmark is a "B" on a sword, the word
"sterling
3974", 1-3/4" by 2-1/8". The center cartouche has never been
engraved.
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CHATELAINE sterling
chatelaine with embossed figural designs or cherubs on each piece,
hallmarked 8" total length, perfume 1-5/8", vinaigrette 1-5/8", heart with
crown pill box 1-3/4". Even the links have faces on them.
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STERLING silver small purse
with scrolls and flowers design both front and back, hallmarked Birmingham
1915 purse, lovely condition with deep green compartments inside, 2-1/3" by
2-1/3" by 3/4" deep with chains 2" long each leading to a size 11 finger
ring. The finger ring is not meant to fit, but to slip loosely over the
finger. There are two very shallow dimples on one side which are almost
unnoticeable.
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VICTORIAN steel sewing
chatelaine, 2" horse shoe clip with 16" total length, flip-out glove
hook 1-5/8"; thimble bucket 1-1/4"; needle box 2-5/8".
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VICTORIAN chatelaine, cut
steel housekeeper’s chatelaine with 2" clip; 11" chains faceted cut
steel links; 2" leather needle case; 2" horse shoe shaped aide memoire,
one end missing; 12" chains with 1-1/3" stamp box; 3-1/2" scissors with
illegible mark; 3-1/2" "Thornhill" pencil; 5-1/2" candle scissors; 1"
eraser and 3" brass scale.
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VICTORIAN chromium and
steel sewing chatelaine with 9 implements circa 1895, 12-1/2" total length;
tape measure ball, complete and works, 3/4"; revolving pin cushion 1-1/8";
hinged wax holder 1-1/4"; scissors as is, closed 3-1/4"; glove hook2";
thimble bucket and thimble, 7/8"; whistle 2-1/8"; aide memoire notepad
2-1/4"; screw-top needle holder with hand made pins inside, as is, 2-7/8".
See the smaller version of this in

Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 8.
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VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold retractable pencil with Persian turquoises all around
the barrel and a golden colored faceted end that tests as a
chrysophrase. It has a loop on the side so it can be worn on a chain or
ribbon as a pendant or put on a
chatelaine. It is 2" long, and the pencil slides out when you gently
push down on the turquoise ring. This tests as a low-karat gold, 8-9 k.
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#V39804

VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold retractable pencil with Persian turquoise stones around
the barrel and a pink amethyst end (chipped on close examination), 2-1/4" long.
There’s a loop on the side so this can be added to a chain and worn as a
pendant, or added to a chatelaine. The pencil slides out when you gently push down on the turquoise ring. This
tests as a low-karat gold, 8-9 k.

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#V38876

VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold retractable mechanical pencil with Persian turquoises
around the barrel and a black end carved with a rose, rosebud and leaf.
There is a tiny crack at the tip of the pencil end, and the pencil is 1-5/8"
long. The pencil
slides out when you gently push down on the turquoise ring. This tests
as a low-karat gold, 8-9 k.

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#V39805

VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold retractable mechanical propelling pencil with Persian turquoises
around the barrel, 1-7/8" long. The
pencil slides out when you gently push down on the turquoise ring. This
tests as a low-karat gold, 8-9 k.
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#V39806



VICTORIAN sterling silver
chatelaine with a belt clip decorated by an apostle at the top and
pierced circle surrounding a child below it. Included are a vesta with etched foliate design and the engraved initials
"AT", hallmarked for Birmingham assay 1909, maker "TH".
The glove hook is marked "M Bros" and hallmarked Birmingham 1892,
1-5/8"; the pencil marked "S. Mordan & Co." and does
not have lead or a point. The total length is 8",
the clip is 4-1/3", and the glove hook is 1-3/4". This is a
heavy and well made piece, and although the clip has no hallmarks, it
does test as sterling.
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CHATELAINE gold
tone chatelaine with initials "AEI" for "Amity, Eternity &
Infinity", belt clip 2-7/8"; chains 5";
compass (glass cover cracked) 1"; locket 1-3/4"; knife 2".
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VICTORIAN sterling
chatelaine belt clip with two chains holding a vesta match safe with
elegant
scrolled edges, marked 925 with a "G" in a diamond, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4" and a sterling
silver notepad with pencil,
1-1/2" by 2-1/2", hallmarked for Birmingham 1912 maker "THV". The
chatelaine hook itself is 2-1/3" and the chains are 4" long.
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CHATELAINE, an ornate silver
plate top belt clip and chains with a sea shell and scroll design made in
England, holding a vesta match safe
hallmarked "WN" (William Neale & Son) Chester 1902, 2" by 1-1/2"; a sterling pencil case
hallmarked Chester 1904 with maker’s mark "V&J" 1-5/8"; and silver plated vinaigrette
with embossed and pierced urn of flowers and fleur-de-lis motif, 1-1/2". The
clip and vinaigrette are matching pieces and the pencil case and vesta
of a different design, as would have been typical of the Victorian era when
chatelaines were added to and the implements changed over time. Similar
chatelaines can be seen in the
Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899.
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#V33079

Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899

STERLING silver goods, chatelaines, key rings, thimble
box.
WEBSTER sterling finger
chatelaine, all pieces marked sterling, 8-1/2" total length, aide de memoir
1" by 2"; powder box 1-1/2"; lipstick 1-3/4". One loop on the finger ring
has no chain, not noticeable except upon close examination, and there are
dings on the back of the powder box as shown in the pictures.
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GORHAM
Art Nouveau sterling purse
chatelaine hook, 2-1/8".
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VICTORIAN chatelaine
clip with serpents and scrolls design, "LL Sterling 230", 2".
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VICTORIAN silver
plated aide memoire with embossed carnations and the original pencil,
some finish wear as seen in the pictures, 2" by 1-1/3".
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ART NOUVEAU silver scent
bottle with repousse violets and loop for chatelaine, leaves and scrolls
complete the design circa 1900. The cap is hinged, and underneath is a tiny
glass stopper. All parts original, and no dents or dings.
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ART NOUVEAU silver scent
bottle with repousse violets and carnations and loop for chatelaine, leaves and scrolls
complete the design circa 1900. The cap is hinged, and underneath is a tiny
glass stopper. All parts original, and no dents or dings.
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ART NOUVEAU silver
embossed carnations perfume for chatelaine, leaves and scrolls complete
the design, hinged lid.
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VICTORIAN sterling
spectacle chatelaine, engraved "MJF"?, hallmarked Levi & Salaman,
Birmingham 1910, case 6-1/3" by 1-1/2", chains 3-3/4", clip 2-1/3".
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VICTORIAN sterling overlaid
over leather spectacles chatelaine, hallmarked Samuel Jacobs, Birmingham
1897, case 6-1/2" by 1-1/2", chains 3-1/3", clip 2-3/4". Embossed and
pierced with an unusual design of daffodils, berries and roses
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CHATELAINE
sterling hallmarked 1910 6" eyeglasses case on
chatelaine hook with a 5" chain. See Romero’s
"Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 2" page 59.
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SILVER PLATED
dance card with raised floral motif, celluloid leaves, 2-1/3" oval. View
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SILVER
etched bird chatelaine waist hook with ruby eye, emerald and
pearl collar. This would have been hooked over a belt and the second hook would
hold a purse strap, similar to how a chatelaine works. The photo here shows how it
would look. The bird is 2-3/4", the clip measured from the back is 2-3/16",
and the width of the bird is 1-3/4". It has no marks, but does test as sterling.

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CHATELAINE glasses case with
sterling fittings, case leather lined with velvet, 6-1/4" by 1-1/2",
chatelaine pin 1-5/8", chains 3". Marked on the back of the pin, "sterling,
927" and illegible hallmark.
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VICTORIAN sterling
Niello Aesthetic fan-shaped aide memoire with etched birds and bamboo
design and attached pencil, 3" by 1-3/4" fan and 2" pencil.
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VICTORIAN aide memoir
collection with examples in sterling, enamel, niello and mother-of-pearl.
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VICTORIAN mother-of-pearl
aide memoire with etched flowers, leaves and geometric designs, gold clasp,
2-1/2" by 1-1/2". The pages inside are marked with the days of the
week.
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VICTORIAN aide memoire
with silver latches and cartouche, 1-1/3" by 2-1/3".
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VICTORIAN aide
memoir necessaire with it’s own pencil and in the lovely original box marked
"Carassale Hermanos, Montevideo-Paris", notebook 4" by 2-5/8", box 5-1/3" by
4" by 1-1/2". The sterling etched design on the front is tacked with minute
nails, 2 of which are missing, and the initials "HIM" are on the shield. The
inside of the box is shirred with aqua fabric, as is the inside packets of
the book, circa 1880s. The cover is celluloid and the little pencil is bone. This is all in excellent condition with no flaws to
note at all, amazing for a piece over 120 years old. The page inside has a
bit of old fashioned calligraphy including the date 1888.
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VICTORIAN
aide memoire with silver latches and cartouche, engraved "Julia", 1-1/3" by 2-1/2".
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VICTORIAN sterling aide memoire, scroll and cartouche design, total length 2-3/4" and
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CHATELAINE
sterling silver snake chatelaine with cigar cutter tool,
a clover mark and "sterling" on back, snake brooch top is 3" and the
longest chain is 4-3/4". Great way to start your own chatelaine
collecting tools that you like.
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VICTORIAN aide memoire
with pencil and finger ring, silver and mother-of-pearl morning glory,
leaves and cartouche inset, initials "CR or RC", 2-1/3" by 1-5/8" pencil
2-1/4", chain 4". View
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GORHAM sterling aide memoire
with embossed doves and scrolls, mirror inside as is, marked inside for
Gorham and the number "45", circa 1890, with 4 celluloid pages, notebook
itself is 2-5/8" by 1-7/8" and 1/2" thick. I have collected these little
notebooks for years and this is the first I have seen with this design.
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STERLING
walnut shaped container
with a swing-out perfume bottle and another compartment inside circa 1910.
The little perfume has a tiny brass embossed lid on a glass tube bottle that
slides out of a velvet lined brass container. As you can see in the
advertisement, the other side can hold a photo with room underneath for a
tiny items as well. It has a loop at the top for hanging from a chatelaine,
chain or a dance ring. The mark "sterling 925" is on the inside. The
advertisement for this came from a 1910 Catalogue, shown here.

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VICTORIAN
British sterling aide memoire case with the bound notebook with
lined paper inside, hallmarked on the end for sterling, Birmingham 1891 and a maker’s mark "LF"
for Lawrence Emanuel. The case itself is 3-5/8" by 1-1/4",
1/2" thick.

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VICTORIAN
sterling alligator skin needle case holder, hallmarked for
Birmingham, England, date 1900, maker Lawrence Emanuel. The total length
with chain is 4", needle case 2" by 1/3".

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VICTORIAN
sterling chatelaine hook decorated with griffons with wings
outstretched and scrolls, American made, 2" wide and 2-1/4" long, marked
inside "sterling" followed by an arrow shape. The clip is hinged in order to
slip over a belt or waistband and under the clip is a hook for a small purse
handle, a ring of keys or chatelaine implements on a ring.

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VICTORIAN
British Lawrence Emaneul sterling aide memoire case with the
bound notebook & chain attached pencil with gold edged paper inside,
hallmarked on the end for sterling, Birmingham 1890 and a maker’s mark "LF"
for Lawrence Emanuel. The case itself is 3-1/8" by 1", 1/3" thick. Lawrence
Emaneul sterling aide memoire with pencil, 1889. This has only a really tiny
dent mark on one side, hard to notice.

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VICTORIAN
English 1901 sterling aide memoire calendar for chatelaine,
engraved initials "EK", 3-1/8" by 1" with a calendar inside. The calendar
does have some damage to the edges and corners. as seen in the photo, but
the container is in excellent condition in every way.

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STERLING
silver hallmarked tiny retractable toothpick, maker "SJR",
Birmingham sterling, year 1906. It is 1-7/8" long and 3/16" wide and
weighs about .19 ounces. It is just right for a chatelaine or could also
be worn on a chain as a pendant.

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VICTORIAN
English sterling retractable pencil, 3" long and it
works. The maker is "SM&Co" and "Samson Mordan"
and hallmarked
for London 1907. In order to extend the pencil, you push gently on the
ribbed portion towards the top. It has a loop so it can be added to a
chatelaine or worn on a chain as a pendant. It is 3" long and in
excellent vintage condition.

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AXT marked sterling mechanical
pencil for a chatelaine or to wear on a chain or ribbon, 2-3/4"long .


It has a loop so it can be added to a chatelaine or worn on a chain as a
pendant.

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#V27921


AW FABER #4 gold tone
mechanical retractable pencil. You extend the pencil by turning
the knob at the top, and it works easily. The top is decorated with ferns,
and the barrel has a textured design gold tone mechanical pencil, 2-1/2"
long not including the loop at the top, which allows it to be worn as a
pendant on a chain or ribbon, or added to a chatelaine. The pencil comes out
when the top is gently turned. It is also marked "Made in USA",
and it’s in very good condition, with only very light scratching from normal
wear.
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VICTORIAN silver chatelaine clip with crown, floral and
beaded design, 2-3/4".
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VICTORIAN chatelaine
clip with serpents and scrolls design, marked "LL Sterling 230", 2".
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VICTORIAN silver
and cut steel chatelaine holder, 2-3/4".
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STERLING accessory purse/compact with coin holder,
engraved "ECG" and beautifully decorated! VIEW VIEW
#P13340

GERMAN SILVER 2"
purse or chatelaine clip.
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EGM Co TANGO
compact, 2-1/4" by 1-3/4" silver tone
compact with it’s own pink puffs,
one for powder and one for rouge… a 1920’s delight!
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#P4507




STERLING
engraved cigarette case and cigarette holder. The case has inlaid enameled
edelweiss and a medallion which I believe is St. Barbara, all contained in
the original lavender velvet lined case. Engraving in German says
something like, "Soldier’s good luck to my best battery", and on the
back, "True comradeship against the Italian Battery 7FK9, 1915" with many
engraved autographs.
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STERLING wrist purse engraved and
decorated. it is 7 inches wide and 2-1/2 inches across, and is dated
6-14-22. View
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STERLING Egyptian scarab and lotus motif wrist purse.
It is 3-1/4" by 2-3/4".
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LASSERRE sterling mesh purse on a
lovely lady sterling chatelaine, it is marked "925" and is 4" by 7-1/2" total
length, circa 1900. View
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DANIEL LOW & Co. CATALOGUE, 1901

"Chatelaine bags, purses, etc. Priced in the catalogue from $1.00 to
$18.75 per piece."

WHITING DAVIS
silver
mesh chatelaine purse. The motif on the hook is a classical urn, and
the 4-1/2" purse itself has twin blue glass clasps. The total length
is 9". View
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#P19533




CHATELAINE foliate
purse holder or chatelaine to be worn over a belt or waistband, red and aqua
cabochons on celluloid in a gold tone setting, 1-1/4" by 2-1/4".
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VICTORIAN gun metal sovereign
case and long chain with pearls circa 1900, case 2-1/4" chain 58".
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DANCE card
chatelaine ephemera from New Mexico Military Institute, 1940.
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VICTORIAN silver pencil case
with linking chain, 3-3/4" by 1/2". It slides open to reveal a
wooden pencil inside.
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VICTORIAN sterling aide memoire with unusual pierced foliate design on one side and
flowers on the other, "Monday" thru "Saturday" leaves inside for notes,
circa 1900, case marked "sterling <S> 0409", 1-1/3" wide 3" total length.
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STERLING pencil case with lucky horseshoe, clover and wishbone embossed
designs, wooden pencil inside, case marked "sterling", size 3" by 1/3",
design on both sides.
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CHATELAINE with blue, black and
white enameled brass hook and silver tone souverign case, pencil and pin
holder, hook 2-1/4" by 2-5/8"; chains 9" each; pin holder 1-1/4"; pencil 2"
and sovereign case 2" by 1-5/8" and 1/2" deep.
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CHATELAINE in silver tone with 4
chains, a shell pin holder, needle case, pencil and a Queen Victorian
memorial coin dated 1901, chains from 3-3/4" to 10", needle case 3"; shell
1-1/2" by 1-1/4"; pencil 2-1/2" and coin 5/8".
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AIDE MEMOIRE
angels motif silver plated aide memoir with original pad and pencil, 2-3/4"
by 1-7/8". The original pad is still inside as well as the pencil. The back
has a lovely pomegranate design. As you can see in the pictures, the finish
is worn so this is priced as is.
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GEORGIAN large aide memoire in
mother-of-pearl with wonderfully carved pink shell roses and abalone leaves
along with beautifully etched flowers, leaves and scrolls in the
mother-of-pearl, includes it’s pencil, 3-3/4" by 2-1/2".
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VICTORIAN cut steel sewing
chatelaine with 7 implements, 16-1/2" total length. The implements include a
key, scissors with case, tiny corkscrew, aide memoire, sewing awl and round
pin holder. This is in as nearly perfect condition as I have ever seen for
it’s kind and age, early Victorian circa 1850.
For years, ladies wore necessary and useful implements clasped to the waist
of their dresses because clothing was not made with pockets for carrying
such items. They were usually worn suspended from a clip or large brooch
with chains and hooks to hold the various implements, although later
chatelaines could be worn on a finger ring. Fashioned of both precious and
non-precious metals, they could be extremely simple or ornamented with
embossed work, pierced work and gem stones. They were fashioned in a wide
variety of materials: gold, sterling, gold wash, cut steel and enameled and
jeweled.
A similar cut steel chatelaine can be seen in "Jewels & Jewelry" by
Clare Phillips on page 65and in "Chatelaine" by Cummins & Taunton, page
198-9.
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VICTORIAN French
celluloid pocket book with a delicately carved flower bouquet in bone on the front
and lined in a cream colored fabric,
just elegant and circa 1800’s, 4" by 2-5/8". Inside are decorated paper leaves with the days of the week
stamped on them in French as well as some blank leaves, a tiny pocket for stamps, and a tiny bone pencil that slips inside.
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FRENCH sterling and
marcasites lorgnette pendant, hallmarked and "RKE,12530", green leather case
lined with velvet, pushing top unhooks glasses so they spring out, closed
2-1/2", open 5-1/2". View
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NECESSARIE black enamel on
sterling 3-1/4" by 2" compact purse with 2" lipstick and marcasite initials
"PSM". Compartments for powder, rouge and mirror.
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STERLING miniature chatelaine
mirror with ribbon twist border, marked C&N Birmingham 1916, included rare
original glass that is convex enabling you to see your entire face in this
tiny mirror, slight dimples, 3" by 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN
silver morning glory decorated aide memoire with the initial
letter "L" engraved on the back,, 4" by 1-1/2" not including
hook. This tests as having some sterling content, but I cannot say for sure
that it is 925/1000.

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STERLING Art Nouveau roses
and daisies motif pocket mirror, 4".
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CHATELAINE foliate purse
holder to be worn over a belt, celluloid with red and aqua cabochons in
a gold tone setting, 1-1/4" by 2-1/4"
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Chatelaine Watches




ELGIN 14k yellow
gold lady’s pendant 1-1/3" watch with 1-1/3" watch holder brooch with
black enameling. Works marked "Elgin U.S.A., 15386609" size Os, circa 1910.
Case marked "Keystone Co. 14k, 5120061".
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Edwardian
18k yellow gold open face pendant watch set with a bezel set old mine
cut diamond (est. .05 ct, VS, G-1), heavily embossed with cherubs and
flowers, suspended from a watch pin of enameled griffons and a crown. The
pin is delicately enameled with a griffons and crown motif and is set with a
ruby (2.0mm purplish-red), five 2.0mm pearls, one old mine cut diamond (est.
.04 ct, VS, G-1), six old mine cut diamonds (est. weight from .01 ct to .02
ct, VS, G-1) and one
central fresh water pearl (9.0mm by 7.0mm). The watch is 1" across;
the watch pin is 1" by 1". The watch case is
engraved on the inside from a father to his daughter on Christmas,
"Margaret D. Sief, Pgh (Pittsburgh), from Father Dec. 25/1904"..
The case is marked "Swiss, A.W., K14, 127911" and a squirrel hallmark.
There are no numbers or marks on the works.
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VICTORIAN Art Nouveau gold
tone fob chatelaine with graduated disks with lady faces motif, 4-5/8" with 5" chain.
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#V28384

Chatelaine Pins




CHATELAINE style gold tone and
rose and clear rhinestones and cabochon clock faces brooch, 3".
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HOBE sterling chatelaine
brooch with pink, purple and chartreuse rhinestones, each 2", 6" chains. See
Rezazadeh "Collectible Silver Jewelry" page 51.
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STERLING
2" swallows bird chatelaine, 7" double chains.
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WOOD carved and painted football player and ball chatelaine pin with painted
details, 2 1/2".
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#w14013

CROSS and scepter
chatelaine in green cabochons and rhinestones. #Y19928

CHATELAINE brooch with
2-7/8" umbrella and 2-" hand. #Y21119



CROWNS
glass moonstone cabochons crowns chatelaine with red, clear
and blue rhinestones, crowns are 2" & 1-1/4". View
#Y25163

REFERENCES:
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"Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance"

by Cummins & Taunton

Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899

Daniel
Low & Co. 1901 Catalogue



Daniel Low & Co, accessories, 1901