This Georgian gold perfume holder was designed to hang from a woman's chatelaine. The tiny vessel was intended to do the same work as the vinaigrette (a small perforated locket which held a sponge scented with perfume used to mask the unpleasant smells encountered in day-to-day 19th century life). When your olfactory senses have been assaulted you can use this piece Georgian-style, just remove the cap and add a few drops to a handkerchief and hold the perfumed fabric to your offended nose.
9k rose gold, mother of pearl, new 14k gold chain
1" wide, 1 1/8" length including suspension chains, 18" chain
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1714 — 1837
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.