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Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Perfume Bottle
Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Perfume Bottle
Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Perfume Bottle
Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Perfume Bottle
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Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Perfume Bottle

  • This elegant gold and enamel perfume was made to be worn on a lady's chatelaine
  • The enamel work features allegories of love mounted in 18K yellow and rose gold
  • Chatelaines were worn by women to hold small accessories such as this perfume
  • Several examples of chatelaines can be found in prestigious museums around the world
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$45,000
Item No. 30-5616

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Description
Encapsulated in brilliant enamels in an exquisite homage to love, this perfume bottle is a stunning 19th-century French objet d'art. Mounted in 18K yellow and rose gold, this perfume would have been attached to a chatelaine, a jewelry chain worn by women to conveniently hold small necessities long before purses became fashionable. A form dating to Ancient Rome, the chatelaine grew into a status symbol for women of the house who would suspend the keys to. . .
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Encapsulated in brilliant enamels in an exquisite homage to love, this perfume bottle is a stunning 19th-century French objet d'art. Mounted in 18K yellow and rose gold, this perfume would have been attached to a chatelaine, a jewelry chain worn by women to conveniently hold small necessities long before purses became fashionable. A form dating to Ancient Rome, the chatelaine grew into a status symbol for women of the house who would suspend the keys to various doors, cupboards, drawers and such, signifying she was the head of the household due to her access to secure areas of the home. The chatelaine soon gained great popularity in the 19th century as a stylish accessory, holding everything from perfumes, scissors and thimbles, to watches, vinaigrettes and the like. Specimens such as this perfume were crafted by skilled jewelers utilizing luxurious materials to elevate the chatelaine to an art form. Opulent examples can today be found in the collections of prestigious museums including London's British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Late 19th Century

1 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" length
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Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Perfume Bottle
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Perfumes
Length: 3 Inches
Style: Rococo
Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Perfume Bottle
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