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Italian themed elaborate Chatelaine need help with hallmark


#1

Hello, I have a 5-chain chatelaine which appears to be silver. I have researched it exhaustively but cannot figure out the hallmark. Is that a lion passant in the center? Doesn’t look like that or any other figure I have seen. I thought the SHS might refer to a London store I came across…? And I do not know if the “CD” is an artist’s initials or something else. I found a reference to a silversmith with those initials working in London in the early 1900’s.
I would be extremely grateful for any help !


#2

And, obviously, the first place I need help is to upload my
picture. Because I thought I had.

I will keep working on that–since I realize on THAT score, it
probably has to be my own search mission. Thank you.


#3


#4

Here we are–the elaborate Italian chatelaine hallmarks.
Very sorry it is upside down–it was not that way on the downloaded version on my PC. The “CD” to which I referred is to the far right
(as seen right side up.)