This late 19th century silver pomander rendered in the shape of a lucky pig was designed to hang from a woman's chatelaine or on a gentleman's fob chain. This perforated silver swine was intended to do the same work as the vinaigrette (a small locket which held a sponge scented with perfume used to mask the unpleasant smells encountered in day-to-day 19th century life).
800 silver (marked), new sterling silver chain
Very good - a couple small dings to one side
7/8" length including the bale, 1 1/8" width, 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.