This gold pomander studded with turquoise was designed to hang from a woman's chatelaine or on a gentleman's fob chain. This perforated orb was intended to do the same work as the vinaigrette and held a sponge scented with perfume used to mask the unpleasant smells encountered in day-to-day life. The pomander unscrews to open and features British hallmarks dating it to 1901.
9k gold (marked), turquoise cabochons, new 14k gold chain
Hallmarks for Birmingham 1901
1" length including the bale, 3/4" diameter, 18" chain
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1837 — 1901
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Because foul odors were thought to breed disease, creating a pleasant-smelling atmosphere wasn't frivolous, it was imperative.
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb