ANTIQUE GEORGIAN GUARD CHAIN 18CT GOLD
A fabulous antique Georgian guard chain from the early 19th Century made up of 18ct gold cable links, each printed with a small, dotted pattern to give them a lovely sheen and texture. It’s held by a tube-shaped box clasp at the top also detailed with fine engraving with ornate cannetille flowers encircling it.
Guard chains were at the height of popularity in the 18th & 19th Century. Both fashionable and practical, they were deliberately long enough to be tucked into a belt and were usually adorned with a pocket watch, lorgnette or muff.
It’s remained in excellent condition and has a good weight and length, measuring 57 inches so it can be worn as one long chain or looped twice around the neck to make two festoons of gold.
We recommend you insure for £5,300. We can provide a written Valuation on completion of the sale.
WEIGHT: 20 grams
MEASURES: Length 57 inches x Width 3mm
METAL: 18ct Gold (Tested)
AGE: Georgian. (Circa 1800 – 1830)
CONDITION: Excellent – Light wear
ITEM NUMBER: JF47
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