Louis XV « Chatelaine »

Louis XV chatelaine gilded with mercury and bears a stamp in Agate, a carnelian.
it has a superb look worn as a pendant.

The chatelaine is that exquisite piece of jewelry that women used to hang from their belts. It consists of a large hook whose front is finely decorated, and several chains ending in charms (scissors, watch, seal ...)
It was fashionable at the start of the 18th century. And very quickly the men grab it and hang it on their waistcoats. When the neoclassical fashion took hold which made the size disappear, the jewel fell into disuse and returned in 1820 when the size was again marked. Empress Eugenie wore a lot.

H: 5.1 inch
L: 1.9 inch


chatelaine stamp in vermeil

Chatelaine stamp in vermeil
agate and carnelian

Circa 1830
France

H: 3 cm


Miniature portrait mounted as a brooch

Miniature portrait mounted as a brooch, Finely painted portrait of a woman on ivory, the mother-of-pearl back shows the quality of the object, the miniatures on ivory were thus doubled so that the acidity of the skin does not damage the jewelry.
Original frame in finely chiseled vermeil. h, Finely painted portrait of a woman on ivory, the mother-of-pearl back shows the quality of the object, the miniatures on ivory were thus doubled so that the acidity of the skin does not damage the jewelry.
Original frame in finely chiseled vermeil.
18th century
France

Height: 2 in
Length: 1,5 in