mixed metals chatelaine holder
with applied cat tail, bird and foliage. Although our picture fails to show it well, the bird and cat tail are red, the foliage gold. No doubt the next question out of your mouth will be, "Bruce, is this bi-color gold, or just copper and brass?" Alas I do not know and am not inclined to put a drop of acid on the item to find out. The finely engraved detail on each appliqué is typically done with gold. Length 2 3/4 inches, width of widest section 1 1/8, marked "sterling / H.B.", excellent condition although part of a securing pin is missing (see third photo).