A Victorian silver chatelaine
Auction: April 2018
A Victorian silver chatelaine. The chatelaine is foliate decorated and incorporates a central heart flanked by two fawns playing musical instruments with fleur de lis above, mark of John Millward Banks, Birmingham 1890. The chatelaine suspends seven silver chains terminating with seven accoutrements comprising a silver vinaigrette with foliate engraving to the exterior and a gilt pierced hinged grill to the interior, mark of George Unite & Sons, Birmingham 1890, a silver and ivory aide memoire with accompanying pencil decorated with C Scrolls and foliage, mark of John Millward Banks, Birmingham 1890, a silver penknife with foliate decoration, mark of James Allen, Birmingham 1890, a silver whistle with foliate decoration, mark of H W Ashford, Birmingham 1897, a silver vesta brightcut engraved with ivy, mark of George Unite & Sons, Birmingham 1890, a pair of silver handled scissors in a holder, mark of Miller Brothers (Charles Dew Miller)together with a white metal propelling pencil, mark of Sampson Mordan & Co. 10.8 in (27.4 cm) total length. Gross weight: 215 grams.