Mother of Pearl Chatelaine Scent Bottle Pearls Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Necklace - Alana Necklace
A few years ago I began collecting antique chatelaine scent bottles to be used as focal points in some of my necklace designs. I have always been enamored with beautiful perfume bottles, but since I tend to wear a single signature fragrance (Fracas), having a collection of vanity bottles seemed extravagant. I think the more diminutive chatelaine scent bottles appeal to my esthetics, but also provides some interesting re-purposing when used as part of a necklace design. A stunning Mother of Pearl Victorian scent bottle - embellished with oxidized silver cartouche - has now become the featured pendant of this new necklace design. The original finger loop and chain have been replaced, as they were missing when the scent bottle was discovered. The glass stopper is also missing as is frequently found with these delicate étuis, however the beautiful bottle itself is in very good condition considering its age. This remarkable miniature scent bottle has been married to a hand-linked chain of large baroque freshwater pearls, adorned with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise beads which have been flanked with mix metals beads - stationed along the chain. A collection of charms has been added to the finger loop of the chatelaine bottle - a Fleur de Lis in gold vermeil along with a wire wrapped turquoise briolette, mixed metals bead and a small creamy pearl amulet - completes the charm of this unique and petite fragrance bottle. This long and elegant necklace would look stunning paired with other pearl and/or turquoise necklaces in differing lengths or simply worn alone. 29 inches long / 4.50 inch drop from top of finger loop X 2 inches wide.