Here's an antique c1870s chatelaine clip from France. The top features an intricate Renaissance Revival design of mythological creatures surrounded by scrolls and leaves. This design is entirely hand-pierced and -engraved!The background is onyx tests as a gemstone, not glass! Carved into a shield shape. There is a chain running between the two loops at the bottom; it has a hook so it can be opened (the hook has a French hallmark, so the chain is original to the piece). A fine & unusual addition to your collection. Back is stamped with maker's mark and boar's head mark; one loop is stamped with the maker's mark & the other with the boar's head; the hook on the chain also carries the boar's head.
DIMENSIONS: the shield is 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"; overall length 2 3/4. Overall very good, there are a couple of tiny bites in the onyx along the bottom point. Please refer to the description for the most accurate information. All sales are final unless an item has significant flaws not disclosed in the description or photographs. Items are preowned and may show acceptable signs of age and gentle use, including light tarnish, minor surface wear, etc.
Notable faults will be described and photographed in detail. We are always happy to answer additional questions about size, color, condition, etc. Lowball offers will not be considered. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins".
The seller is "whatisthing" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.