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This antique chain looks and feels amazing around the neck, thanks to the fantastic weight of it combined with the amazing detail in the links. Made in the 1890's, the necklace measures 79cm in length, and as it is fitted with a swivel, it is likely that this chain was originally a much longer guard or muff chain that has been shortened at some time. This does not detract from it one bit, as the links are just amazing to admire from near or far, and besides being painstakingly hand made, the links measure 5.3mm wide. This necklace will certainly stand out from near or far, and can so easily accommodate a pendant or locket of any size to hang from the swivel. Stock# ES8862 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Antique guard chains were originally designed for a woman to wear around her neck with her fob watch attached and muff chains followed the same principle and were designed to attach to the woolen hand warming muff, and here is a fantastic example of an antique 18 carat gold guard chain that was hand made in France in the late 1800's. Measuring 155cm in length, the time needed to hand make this piece would have been immense and the detail in each link is so beautiful and a true testament to the quality and craftsmanship of a bygone era. With the beautiful rich colour from the 18 carat gold and the ability to wear this chain either full length or doubled over, and you have a very versatile chain that will no doubt be admired from near or far. With its original swivel clip to hand a multitude of items such as a fob watch or a locket, this is one of the most beautiful genuine antique guard chains that you will ever see. Stock# ES8615 Circa: 1890 $8,300
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