Perfume bottle pendants were primarily worn as necklaces, but it was also fashionable to wear them hanging from a pin on your clothing or as part of a chatelaine (a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it.) Before the invention of fragrance oils and other elements of modern chemistry, obtaining natural materials and distilling essential oils to make perfumes could be quite costly due to the rarity of certain ingredients and the time and effort involved in the physical process.
Perfumes were only crafted in tiny, hand-made batches and only the rich could afford such an indulgence. So, not only did women not have more than a small amount of perfume but that small amount was a prized possession.
This tiny but mighty perfume bottle pendant featured intricate detailing and is also paired with a gorgeous gold-filled 18" chain.
Materials and Features: 15k gold
Age/Origin: Late Georgian
Measurements: 18" length and 1.5 grams for chain, 1.5" total length and 4 grams for pendant
Condition: Excellent condition.
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