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Antique Victorian Silver Chatelaine

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A small silver pencil (no lead) with an orange/yellow coloured stone or coloured glass inserted at top. Whole attached to main chain by single chain link.
Approximately 1 1/2 inches long.
Silver Pencil
Chain 3
Thimble holder and thimble, the holder having a velvet-like material insert. The thimble holder is hallmarked for Birmingham 1890 (May-July as there is no monarch’s head present on hallmark) with maker’s initials ‘N&H’ for Nathan Hayes. The thimble case is decorated with simple raised lines, and has a cartouche on either side. There is a border of leaves at the top and bottom of the case which terminates in an acorn-style finial. The thimble is hallmarked Chester 1890 (May-July similarly to the case) and the whole is secured to the chain by way of a double link chain attached to either side of the thimble case.
ThimbleAndHolder
Thimble With Holder  

Thimble Hallmark

Chain 4
Small silver notepad containing four thin sheets of ivory, with a similar ivory sheet attached to the inside of the notebook covers. The ivory sheets are moveable by way of a small hinge at the top of the sheets and there is a locking device by way of a small hook at the bottom so that the sheets are kept in place. The booklet is rectangular in shape with concave ends and there is a gadroon design along the edge of both covers with flower and fauna impressed decoration to the surface. There are also central cartouches to both of the outside covers. The booklet is hallmarked for Birmingham 1900 and the maker's initials 'HM' for H. Mathews is stamped on the outside cover. The whole is attached to the chain by way of an eyelet attachment which also functions as the hinge for the ivory sheets.
Silver Notelet Silver Notelet Open Silver Notelet Hallmark
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A long, cylindrical, silver match-holder, which comprises two parts, the main body and a top which is removable. The holder has a cartouche to the front of the main body and both top and bottom are decorated with foliage, flowers and scroll motifs. There is overall sign of wear and there is evidence of an old repair to the upper internal rim section of the main body. The top and bottom are both hallmarked for Birmingham 1911 and the maker’s initials ‘MT&B’ are visible on both parts. The whole is attached to the chain by way of a double length of small linked chain attached to the main body and passing through four eyelets, two located on either side of the top component.
Silver Match Holder   Match Holder Hallmark   Match Holder Top
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