SOLD Georgian Fine Long Guard Chain with Hand Clasp
A pretty chain from the late Georgian period, c1830, all original. The chain is made from gold cased metal and is a classic closed link. It has a hand detail, hanging from which is a swivel clasp. The chain has been styled doubled up here with one end of the chain clasped in the swivel dog clip. When it is undone the chain is approx 56" full length. There is a also a little repoussé slide, which houses a real citrine. This slide is a pretty detail on the chain and can be moved along the double length to have it placed wherever you prefer. This allows you to wear the chain doubled up exactly or at different lengths - please refer to the pictures.
A lovely inexpensive way to buy a piece of history and lovely to have a pretty hand clasp; so very much desired nowadays. The chain really does look the part when worn.
Materials - Gold Cased Metal, Citrine
Age - C1830.
Size - 56" full length. Citrine Slide - 14mm by 11mm, Hand & Dog Clip - 35mm by 8mm at widest point
Condition - Good. A couple of kinks in the chain, five tiny links have stretched with age. All secure and wear is consummate with age
Weight - 18.9g