I absolutely love the art nouveau design of this little antique French chatelaine piece. It is a rattle and I assume was tied to a ribbon for a baby's use, but would be beautiful on a chain as a pendant or perhaps as an ornament. This is a French solid silver piece dating to the turn of the century / Art Nouveau era. Note - The piece does not come with a chain but I used one of my mine to show you how it would look. The piece measures 2 1/4 inches in height to the top of the loop and a little over 1 3/4 inches wide.Marked with the boar's head mark for small French solid silver items. Please note that all my pieces are in estate condition. The opening / bottom seam of the rattle is slightly bent from being pressed on with a small crease to one opening. It does still rattle, but it is kind of a tinny rattle sound. I see a few pin dings around the edges that give it a slightly rippled appearance here and there. The larger loop has an opening / crease that could likely be tightened after attaching to a chain.
Other than that some surface wear throughout from use and polish over the years and a few stubborn tarnish spots. Please note this piece is not in mint condition. I have many more pieces of sterling listed so please see my other auctions and create a set! I dearly love, collect, use and sell antique American sterling silver flatware and housewares including Tiffany and Co.
Gorham, Durgin, Shiebler and more! I would be delighted if you'd follow me in my new store. Georg Jensen, the father of Scandinavian Silver, on the occasion of his 60th birthday remarked, Silver is the best material we have. The character of silver is satisfactorily obstinate, it has to be conquered and then it has the wonderful moonlight luster.[It] can seem like twilight, or, when it dews over, like ground mist rising. I COULDN'T AGREE MORE. The item "French Solid Silver Mistletoe Chatelaine Rattle Pendant Christmas Ornament Gift" is in sale since Tuesday, July 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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