A chatelaine is a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain is mounted with a useful household appendage such as scissors, thimble, watch, key, vinaigrette, household seal, etc.
Sterling chatelaine with pin back, 3-1/2" wide with five 3-4" chains; 3" glove hook, 3" mirror, 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.
Sterling chatelaine with pin back: glove hook, mirror, perfume, aide memoire or notepad, repousse pill box engraved, 1897.
Chatelaine & Aide Memoire information : Morning Glory Jewelry
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Antique Brass Chatelaine Sewing Kit w/ Thimble, Spools & Needle Case; Circa 1900's
Sterling silver octopus-shaped chatelaine (1887). Made by Gorham and Company. This piece of jewelry would have been worn at the waist. Each chain is mounted with a useful household item, including a pin holder, mirror, whistle, perfume bottle and powder box. Missouri History Museum
ENAMEL AND DIAMOND CHATELAINE Applied with polychrome enamel, depicting three angels suspending plaques decorated with floral motifs, to a vinaigrette pendant designed as a coat of arms, set to the centre with green and transparent paste to a surround of fifteen single-cut diamonds, 18th century and later, composite, length approximately 214mm, fitted stand.
Antique Victorian Chatelaine Rhodium Purse Bag