Victorian Cranberry Glass Chatelaine Scent Bottle Pearls Pink Topaz Necklace - Patience Necklace
A few years ago I began collecting antique chatelaine scent bottles to be used as focal points of some 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 gorgeous pink cranberry glass Georgian scent bottle - embellished with gold gilt cartouche and delicate bluebell flowers - 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 charming miniature bottle has been married to a hand-linked chain of cultured freshwater pearls adorned with matching pink topaz rondelles stationed along the chain. A collection of charms has been added to the finger loop of the chatelaine bottle - a Napoleonic Bee in gold vermeil along with Holly Blue chalcedony and pink topaz teardrops and small creamy pearl accents complete the charm of this unique and petite fragrance bottle. This long and elegant necklace would look stunning paired with other pearl and/or gold necklaces in differing lengths or simply worn alone. 30 inches long / 3.25 inch drop from top of finger loop.