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Chatelaine: RTR.M.24 & A

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gilt metal chatelaine, interlaced ribbon shaped upper section supporting seven rows of small linked plaques, one attached to a seal

Gilt metal, cast and chased; the seal set with a carnelian. The shaped triangular openwork upper section resembles interlaced ribbons. Attached to a hinge at the base are five rows of four linked openwork plaques in the shape of intricate knots; they in turn are attached to an openwork bow with suspension loop. On either side of the hinge hang two linked plaques, each with a fob clip. Suspended from one clip is a seal (A) with a domed handle; the back is decorated with punched borders of beads on a striated ground, and the carnelian face is carved with a coat-of-arms beneath a ribbon.

Measurements and weight

Length: 14.5 cm
Width: 5.1 cm


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1775

School or Style


Components of the work

Seal composed of carnelian
Surface composed of gold

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.24 & A
Primary reference Number: 156409
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 September 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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