Seal stamp of chatelaine gilded metal coat of arms coat of arms XIXth century

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E60 861

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Seal or stamp of chatelaine* in finely chiseled gilt metal, adorned with coats of arms with a coat of arms with standing lions and towers, wearing a knight's helmet, from the 19th century.

This stamp is in good general condition.

A note: some small shocks and wear of time, see photos.

* The chatelaine

accessory-jewel worn at the waist, hung on the belt, which has for ancestors the clavandier and the trousseau of the 14th century. It consists of a large hook, the front of which is decorated, and several chains ending in charms, scissors and/or a watch. In the first part of the 18th century, the chatelaine became fashionable; at the end of the Ancien Régime, it was worn by both men and women, sometimes doubled, symmetrically, on either side of the pants or the skirt. When the neoclassical fashion sets in, which pushes the waist up below the chest, the chatelaine disappears almost completely, but it returns from 1820, when the waist returns to its place. A jewel of clothing in many regions and accompanying the traditional costume, the silver chatelaine offered for the wedding was used to suspend sewing instruments: this is why it is sometimes called a scissor hook. After 1850 appear, with the neogothic fashion, the heraldic emblazoned chatelaines.
See website of the National Museum of Malmaison Castle

Data sheet

  • Dimensions 2,3 cm x 2 cm
  • Height 3 cm