Chatelaine

Chatelaine
Title
Chatelaine
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Mary Rhinelander King
Object Number 
INV.12437
Gallery Label 
According to the attached document, this chatelaine was purchased in Rome, Italy by the Honorable John A. King (1788-1867).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group