SIGNED STERLING CHATELAINE This is a beautiful sterling silver chatelaine. It dates c. 1880. It has five sterling silver attachments; a perfume, a pencil, a notebook, a comb, and a pill box. The chatelaine brooch is hallmarked. I am not certain of the maker. *
The oval gold locket enameled with black and white pea-pod ornament at the sides is mounted on the lid with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and with an onyx cameo bust of Cleopatra with the asp on the back. Inside there is an enameled miniature of Charles I (1600-1648) facing front with a melancholy expression, wearing sash of the Order head standing out against a celestial blue ground. Locket: early 17th century, Cameo: second half of the 16th century.