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Georgian Mother of Pearl UrnScent Bottle Necklace

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.


  • Materials

    9k rose gold, mother of pearl, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" wide, 1 1/8" length including suspension chains, 18" chain

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