Beautiful art nouveau design on both sides of this little antique French silver rattle. It would be beautiful as an ornament or could be worn as a large pendant. Beautiful raised mistletoe details on both sides.
It has two loops, one smaller one and then a larger / thicker one connecting it to the white handle. This is a solid silver French piece dating to the turn of the century / Art Nouveau era.
Chain is not included but is shown to demonstrate wearability. The rattle is about 1 3/8 inches across. It's 1 3/4 inches tall to the loop. The piece has the boar's head punch for French solid silver items on the loop.
Please note that all my pieces are in estate condition. There is a crease at the bottom like all rattles have, but it continues up towards the loop on one side and not the other.Slight ripple to the crease. A few shallow impressions and a few pinhead dings and nicks around the edges mostly. Some discoloration and a few nicks / scratches. It does still rattle well, but it is kind of a tinny rattle sound. 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 Nouvo" is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.
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