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Chatelaine Sterling Silver Vinaigrette Scent Holder W. B. Kerr 1800s Putti For Sale
CHATELAINE STERLING Silver VINAIGRETTE SCENT HOLDER
W. B. Kerr 1800s PUTTI Antique
Beautiful Sterling silver scent or perfume holder
with holes in the lid, meant to be hung on a chatelaine. Women would put the
vinaigrette to their noses to mask the odors from unsanitary streets.
This one has the faces of cupids or putto, one on
Here is info from
“William B. Kerr Co. was a manufacturer of jewelry, flatware and hollow-ware. Established in
Newark, New Jersey in 1855. They are listed in the 1915 Edition of the
Trademarks of the Jewelry and Kindred Trades as having been located at 144
Orange St. in Newark, NJ.
was a fasces - a single-bit axe with rods bound with straps.
They used this trademark of a medieval axe from 1855 until 1892.”
And from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putto
“The iconography of putti is deliberately unfixed, so that it is difficult to tell the
difference between putti, cupids, and various forms of angels. They have no
unique, immediately identifiable attributes, so that putti may have many
meanings and roles in the context of art.
Some of the more common
Associations with Aphrodite, and so with romantic – or erotic – love
Associations with Heaven
Associations with peace, prosperity, mirth,
The scent holder is marked Sterling. The chain is
Condition: Excellent! A beautiful, old piece!
THIS IS A sale! All our items are guaranteed
to be as described. Buyer pays shipping, handling and insurance. Ohio
residents, please add sales tax at your county’s rate.
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Chatelaine Sterling Silver Vinaigrette Scent Holder W. B. Kerr 1800s Putti : $252