Shamrock Chatelaine Scent Bottle Green Onyx Rose Quartz Necklace - Caitlin Necklace
Reserved for RM. 1/2 deposit for Caitlin Necklace.
The history of perfume during the Regency Era is a fascinating subject and this delicate necklace pays homage to the creativity, workmanship and symbolic statement of that time. Emerald green onyx rondelles have been hand linked to create a delicate necklace with ballet pink colored rose quartz faceted coins and creamy pearls, stationed along the chain. The unique pendant is an emerald green glass chatelaine scent bottle (circa 1900), hand painted with a whimsical four leaf clover on one side and a ring of pink flower buds encircling another lucky shamrock design on the reverse. In Irish tradition the Shamrock or 3-leaf Clover represents the Holy Trinity: one leaf for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit. When a Shamrock is found with the fourth leaf, it represents God's Grace. Although the little glass stopper is missing - the fact that this romantic and fragile étuis has survived the years in such good condition is truly remarkable. This one of a kind necklace would also look stunning layered with a strand of your own pearls and is easily reversed to show either side of the clever paintings. With certainty, the lucky owner should have a lifetime of good fortune! 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: 27 inches long / 4.25 inch pendant drop X 1.65 inches wide.