Chatelaine

Object Number: 
INV.12437
Date: 
1400-1600 / possibly later
Medium: 
Gold, carnelian, ceramic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 14 x 5.7 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Gold chatelaine; thick gold sheet pierced into oval floral design with long hook backing to attach to clothing, surmounting 4 similar smaller plaques and supporting also 6 smaller oval plaques; attached drops include ceramic pitcher and mask (possibly Egyptian) charms; carnelian cylinder seal (no design engraved); metal key; detached glass vase charm.
Gallery Label: 
According to the attached document, this chatelaine was purchased in Rome, Italy by the Honorable John A. King (1788-1867).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Rhinelander King
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group