This absolutely stunning chain dates to the Victorian era and is crafted from lush and bright 9ct yellow gold.
“Popular during the Victorian era long guard chains or muff chains were used to hold a ladies fob watch, lorgnette or vinaigrette and could be tucked into a waist belt or draped over the bodice with the watch etc tucked into a pocket”.
Today this essential jewellery staple is as coveted as in Victorian times and can now be worn in a variety of styles given their superb length. This example is 142cm long and can wrap once, twice or even three times around the neck!
One of the finest examples we’ve had the pleasure of offering to the market, she features nine stunning Etruscan revival spheres with typical ornate applied rope and ball details, interspersing lovely long lengths of oval belcher link chain.
Her original 9ct gold dog clip is in equally outstanding condition and is ready and waiting to hold your favourite locket or pendant.
Tested via XRF also as 9ct
Excellent antique condition. This piece appears to have had little use and is in almost as new condition! Dog clip is nice and tight, absolutely no wear between any links, Etruscan balls are fabulous. No issues to note.