Reproduction Victorian style Chatelaine, made of English pewter with gold plated metal motifs containing gold plated etui scissors, hung on a chain. Available in three designs ~ English Rose, English Oak and Love Knot. Each Chatelaine measures approximately 8cms long by 5cms across the chain is approximately 69cms long.
A Chatelaine is an ornamental appendage worn by ladies at their waist such as keys, glasses, handbags and purses. The sewing chatelaine was very popular during the reign of Queen Victoria from about 1850 and disappeared round about 1904 when fashions changed and skirts were no longer full and long. The word dates back to 1196 when Chatelaine was used in the context of the Lady of the Castle. As a name for a waist hung ornament, the earliest date given is 1845.