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Octopus Shaped Chatelaine

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Identifier: 1950-094-0003

Title: Octopus Shaped Chatelaine

Description: Sterling silver octopus shaped chatelaine. A chatelaine is a chain or clasp fastened at the waist that held items like scissors, keys, needles, pencils, etc., anything that a woman might need around the house. This particular chatelaine holds a compact, perfume bottle, mirror, whistle, and pin holder.

Rights: UND


Dates: circa 1887

Type(s): Chatelaine

Maker/Creator: Gorham and Company



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