Skip to main content

Chatelaine with etui and two thimble cases

Image attached to MAR.M.289 & A-G-1912

An image of Objets de vertu. Chatelaine with etui and two thimble cases. Gilt metal chatelaine, embossed and chased with rococo decoration. The chatelaine comprises three hinged sections; the uppermost with a long spatulate hook; the central one comprising 13 small linked plaques; the lowest with openwork scrolls either side of a swivel loop. Suspended from the top section are two thimble cases (A & B) with hinged lids. One case contains a thimble (C). Suspended from the lowest section is a shaped triangular etui (D) oval in section, with hinged lid and sprung button clasp. The fitted interior contains a pair of steel scissors (E), a folding knife (F), a silver spoon (G), an earpick/pair of tweezers (H), a pencil case (I) and a pair of ivory memorandum leaves hinged with a gilt button (J). (There are cavities for two more tools, which are missing.) The cast chatelaine is chased with a basket of flowers, the small plaques are chased with a lion and crowns; the embossed etui is chased with two panel containing female figures in contemporary dress within borders of masks, scrolls and rocaille decoration; the thimble cases are similarly decorated. Gilt metal, cast, embossed and chased, length, whole, 20.0 cm, height, etui, 2.5 cm, length, etui, 11.0 cm, width, etui, 3.8 cm, height, thimblecase, 2.3 cm, length, thimblecase, 4.5 cm, width, thimblecase, 2.5 cm, circa 1760. Rococo.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

About this image

Objets de vertu. Chatelaine with etui and two thimble cases. Gilt metal chatelaine, embossed and chased with rococo decoration. The chatelaine comprises three hinged sections; the uppermost with a long spatulate hook; the central one comprising 13 small linked plaques; the lowest with openwork scrolls either side of a swivel loop. Suspended from the top section are two thimble cases (A & B) with hinged lids. One case contains a thimble (C). Suspended from the lowest section is a shaped triangular etui (D) oval in section, with hinged lid and sprung button clasp. The fitted interior contains a pair of steel scissors (E), a folding knife (F), a silver spoon (G), an earpick/pair of tweezers (H), a pencil case (I) and a pair of ivory memorandum leaves hinged with a gilt button (J). (There are cavities for two more tools, which are missing.) The cast chatelaine is chased with a basket of flowers, the small plaques are chased with a lion and crowns; the embossed etui is chased with two panel containing female figures in contemporary dress within borders of masks, scrolls and rocaille decoration; the thimble cases are similarly decorated. Gilt metal, cast, embossed and chased, length, whole, 20.0 cm, height, etui, 2.5 cm, length, etui, 11.0 cm, width, etui, 3.8 cm, height, thimblecase, 2.3 cm, length, thimblecase, 4.5 cm, width, thimblecase, 2.5 cm, circa 1760. Rococo.

Image data

  • Accession Number: MAR.M.289 & A-G-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 464.13kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2014:08:26 15:20:39

Key words

18th Century case cast chased chatelaine embossed etui Fitz_AA Georgian gilt hinged metal Rococo sewing thimble thimble case

Colours in this image

rgb(239,241,241), rgb(129,104,60), rgb(175,148,91), rgb(74,58,33), rgb(218,199,146), rgb(188,169,129), rgb(161,154,137), rgb(201,201,198), rgb(106,108,98), rgb(212,203,189), rgb(92,92,92)

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Chatelaine with etui and two thimble cases" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/image/media-206976 Accessed: 2024-06-24 11:00:16

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/image/media-206976 |title=Chatelaine with etui and two thimble cases |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-24 11:00:16|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/images/media-206976

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa37/MAR_M_289_20_26_20A_G_1912_1_201408_kly25_dc2.jpg"
        alt="Chatelaine"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Chatelaine with etui and two thimble cases</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...