Garnet Slices Pearls MOP Heart Chatelaine Scent Bottle Necklace - Mirabelle Necklace
Garnet Slices Pearls MOP Heart Chatelaine Scent Bottle Necklace - Mirabelle Necklace. The history of perfume during the Regency Era is a fascinating subject and this delicate necklace pays homage to the creativity and workmanship of that time. Sweet and iridescent freshwater pearls are hand linked to create a dainty necklace with gold chased garnet slice connectors stationed along the chain. The unique pendant is a heart shaped MOP (mother of pearl) chatelaine scent bottle (circa 1880), with a collection of amulets perched above on the finger ring, including a romantic Fleur de Lis heart charm. The fact that this romantic and fragile étuis has survived the years in such good condition is remarkable. The scent bottle pendant is easily removable and the delicate garnet slice necklace would look beautiful layered with other pearl or garnet necklaces. A perfect gift for a January birthday or a romantic Valentine’s surprise! Below is an excerpt from Candice Hearn’s blog - Regency World: The 18th century was a golden age for perfumes and perfume containers. Previous centuries had favored strong fragrances to mask the disagreeable odors of everyday life, and perfumes were usually made and dispensed by apothecaries. Though still a luxury item, the rage for perfume became almost frantic, and it was often difficult for the producers to meet the demands, even with significantly expanded crops of perfume-making plants. Many new techniques and ingredients were developed during this period to satisfy the insatiable demand for perfume. The rise of fashionable fragrance brought about new and equally fashionable ways to store it, display it, wear it, and use it. The finest porcelain factories produced bottles and flasks in every imaginable shape. Scent containers were also produced in glass, rock crystal, silver, gold, enamel, amber, ivory, alabaster, and many other materials. Size: 30.5 inches long / 4.5 inch pendant drop X 1.48 inches wide.