Antique Chatelaine Case Pendant | Rolled Gold Over Silver | Secret Telescoping Cigarillo Holder | Fob Ornament Locket - 24 Inch Long Chain


This is a fascinating piece from the very early 1900s, intriguing in looks and usage!

Originally attached to a watch fob chain this antique case suits a long necklace chain beautifully and is wonderful to handle.

The bullet shaped case is simple, utilitarian and contains an intriguing three part telescoping cigarillo holder. Very beautiful, with a perfectly fitted hinged lid, easily remove the three tubes and you have a secure locket to carry a special note or token.

+ All the details

The case is rolled gold over silver, giving a lovely mellow shade of gold. The interior telescoping tubes are plated metal, not silver. No stamps or maker's mark on this one.

Case Size:
1.18 inches or 30mm long, and tapered towards the soft point

Weight: 8.4 gms (without the chain)

Age: early 1900s

Condition: Very good. The gold is worn through to silver in the most handled parts (adds to the beauty in my honest opinion), no cracks or splits. The lid has a hinged lid, snug and secure and closes easily.

The Chain: The locket is presented on a new 24inch or 61cm chain in 14ct gold fill, stamped to the clasp as such - seen on a life size torso in image #3.

Janne's Observations:
I love the simple feel of this well made case; with its elegant, minimal appearance it looks superb as a long chain pendant. Tightly capped, this piece would be perfect to carry medication.

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