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A cut steel chatelaine

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A cut steel chatelaine with face of hook in shape of bat, nine pendants of varying length, holding a chain purse, a pin box (?) or needle box lined with blue velvet, a pin case (at one end of a double chain, other piece missing), a thimble case in shape of bucket, stylus, a pair of embroidery...

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Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

English, 19th century

Object Place



43 x 28 x 2 cm (16 15/16 x 11 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Steel cutwork, bone, and silk velvet lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment