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Antique Georgian 20ct Gold Chain With Barrel Clasp Circa 1790

Sale price$5,400.00 AUD

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DESCRIPTION (Please scroll to the bottom to view video)

English in origin and crafted by hand over 220 years ago this fine example of a highly sought after Georgian high carat chain seldom come on to the market, especially in such high, 20ct gold.

Rich and buttery in colour, each hand made link is beautifully textured with a motif resembling a three leaf clover in raised relief, to the gorgeous original barely shape Cannetille clasp which still works as perfectly as it did when first made over 220 years ago.

Measuring 53cm long this chain could have possibly started her life as a longer chain, we will never know for sure, as there is a small, very early, reinforcement seen between the push in clasp and the first link, which could indicate a longer chain was ‘halved’ as was the custom when an elder matriarch passed away and these wonderful chains were separated in to two (or more) to give to the daughters.

However, this chain is in remarkable original condition and is a pleasure to wear



18.6 Grams

Tested  via XRF as 20.5 carat gold

Very very good antique Georgian condition.  Incredible for 220 years of age.  Raised texture has not worn, links are not thin.  Barrel clasp contains ‘paste/glass’ stones appear all original, various colours, red, green and dark blue/black.  Clasp functions perfectly with a satisfying click.


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