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Victorian / Early Edwardian Rolled Gold Guard Chain Circa 1900

Sale price$700.00 AUD

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Heavy and beautifully modelled guard / muff chain dating to the late Victorian - early Edwardian era.

Worn originally by women throughout the early 19th to early 20th century typically to suspend a muff (hand warmer/gloves) but these days these wonderful and versatile chains can be styled in so many ways and with any of your favourite pendants safely clipped by the original dog-clip.

This example is constructed of rolled gold with a rose gold hue, with faceted links and features a versatile dog-clip fastener.

Measuring a lovely 130 cm in length which can be looped around the neck twice and the highly useful dog-clip can attach all your favourite pendants, lockets etc.

Weighing a hefty 44.59 grams this chain is not flimsy nor light weight like many of its solid 9ct gold counterparts and once around the neck can carry quite a heavy pendant.

History of Rolled Gold

Rolled gold is a hybrid material, consisting of a thin layer of gold that's mechanically bonded or heat-fused to one or both sides of a base metal (often brass or copper), then rolled out into sheets to create jewellery.  

Rolled gold was first created in the 19th century in England where it became a popular choice in the making of costume jewellery. It allowed designers to create statement pieces that looked exactly like gold but came at a fraction of the price. The quality was also much better than gold plating and the pieces lasted longer.



44.59 Grams

Makers mark to dog-clip

Very very good antique condition.  Dog-clip is full functional and spring mechanism works perfectly.  No repairs to links.