1904 Sterling Silver Needle Case Locket | Antique Chatelaine Case Hallmarked Silver Etui | Airtight Silver Locket - 30 inch Chain & Fob Clip


A sterling silver needle or pencil holder case from the very early 1900s. Originally made to attach to a chatelaine, this exquisite piece suits a long necklace chain beautifully and makes a fabulous minimal locket.

The highly polished case has a finely hand chased design with a blank cartouche; lovely to handle and a secure place to carry a special note or token.

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The case has full hallmarks for sterling silver, the assay office of Birmingham, England and the year 1904. The cap is also hallmarked. The silversmith's mark 'W.V&S'' is present - this is the mark of renowned English silversmiths William Vale & Sons.

Size: 3.15 inches or 80mm long and 11mm wide. The drop from the chain including the sterling fob clip is 4.25 inches or 108mm.

Weight: 12 gms case only, 18.5 grams with chain and fob clip.

Age: 1904 (114 years of age)

Condition: Excellent. No issues at all, no scratches, splits or dents. A substantial, very strong and well weighted case with the top snug and secure.

The Chain:
Presented on a new sterling silver chain, 30 inches or 76cm long and marked 925 to the clasp. The fob clip is also new, antiqued 925 sterling silver and stamped as such. Shown on a life size torso in image #4.

Janne's Observations:
A very elegant, slim needle case or pencil holder that looks perfectly beautiful as a minimal locket. Lovely to wear; a wonderful gift for a crafter, a great piece for a collector of sewing antiques.

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