Dating from the late 1800's the purpose of this clip was to hold an assortment of tools every woman needed daily at the time. Most chatelaines included scissors, a thimble, a needle case, a small pocket knife, a small coin purse, a tiny notebook and a pencil and don't forget the pocket or ball watch.
This lovely antique German Silver (not silver) clip is all by itself, no tools. You can wear it as a scarf clip, on your hair, as a money clip, a pocket watch fob - the possibilities are endless.
It measures 1 7/8" tall by 1 1/4" at the widest point. It is in very good to excellent condition. Marked German Silver, also stamped with the maker's mark of elaborate initials "AE Co" in a circle.