unknown maker. Chatelaine tool. 17th century. gold. Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family. 1990.623.
This object is currently on view
height: 3.25 in, 8.2550 cm; width: 1 in, 2.5400 cm
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Latin American Art
Chatelaines originated in Europe as a means of attaching a watch or key to one’s belt. Over time the form evolved to include useful miniature tools and implements such as scissors, pencils, toothpicks, grooming tools, and folding knives.
-- Julie Wilson Frick, 2017
Gifted 26 December 1990 by the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family to the Denver Art Museum. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.
- Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America (December 2014 - November 2016, Denver Art Museum)