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Victorian French Silver MISTLETOE Chatelaine Slide Pencil Art Nouveau

Victorian French Silver MISTLETOE Chatelaine Slide Pencil Art Nouveau
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$175.00

Little antique Victorian French solid silver chatelaine piece. It has raised mistletoe leaves and berries. It is a very detailed piece with art nouveau styling and would be beautiful on a chain as a pendant. This is an antique piece dating to the turn of the century / Art Nouveau era. It has a button on the side that you slide up and down to retract the pencil. Comes with the original pencil but what is seen in photos is fully extended, so just a very short amount of pencil remains. NO MONOGRAMS on it. The piece with the pencil down measures about 3 1/8 inches in length with the loop / bale extended. MARKS: It is marked in three places. Both sides of the loop and the piece itself on the bale are marked. I see the French boars head mark for small solid silver items. There may also be a silversmith punch but I am unsure of the maker. IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES: Please note that all my pieces are pre-owned with some age to them so they are in estate condition. I see a few very shallow pinhead dings on the smooth areas of the cover that I pointed out in photos. I also see one slightly deeper scratch. A few areas of tarnish but I didn't want to over polish and risk losing the fabulous age appropriate patina. Also has some more faint surface wear and scratching from use and polishing over the years but the designs are nice and crisp. It has held its shape well and the slide button works perfectly with just the right amount of tension. But Please note that due to age this piece is not in mint condition.

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