This silver sphere perforated with star and clover shapes opens from a hinge at the top. Known as a pomander, it was designed to hold a sponge scented with perfume which could be held to the nose to mask the unpleasant odors encountered in every day life. It once hung from a woman's chatelaine or on a gentleman's fob chain but is now suspended from a new sterling silver chain to make it into a necklace. (A useful and practical one if you spend your summers in NYC). British hallmarks.
sterling silver, new sterling silver chain
Birmingham hallmarks for 1900
Very good - one small dent
1" length including the bale, 20" chain adjustable to 18" or 16"
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.