Wonderful Ormolu chatelaine scissor case circa 1730 - 1735(Ormolu is the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam to an object of bronze, and it had that wonderful colour and finish that only Mercury can achieve) I wish I had the full chatelaine! It’s one of my favourite ones ever! You can read more about chatelaines in my blog - https://www.antiqueanimaljewelry.com/post/the-chatelaine-historys-forgotten-accessoryThe scissor case is 10cm x 4cm and is decorated with Comedia Del Arte figuresFinal pic - Pinchbeck chatelaine incorporating a scissor case, needle case, etui, and two thimble cases. c. 1730-1735. Photo via The V&A.
Rare Chatelaine Scissor Case