A stunning an unusual long Guard Chain or Muff Chain in 9ct rose gold made of hand made long and short links. The long links are cut from flat pieces of gold, which have been drilled and cut in a similar shape to razor blades. The connecting links are made from gold wire that has been curved into small ball shapes. The overall effect is quite stunning as the flat links catch and reflect the light, giving it a shimmering appearance. It lies flat when worn and stays put, which I always find pleasing in a chain.
The chain is in an unbroken loop with a dog clip at one point. The extra long length lends itself to a myriad of styling options. Hallmarked 9ct to two links and the dog clip.
I haven’t been able to pinpoint an exact era for this chain as long chains such as this were worn both as functional items and as jewellery from the Georgian through Art Deco Eras, however I believe it to be a very early 20th Century piece based on the style of the links and the shape of the hallmark, circa 1900 – 1920.
The chain is 153cm / 52″ long
The long “razor blade” links measure 17mm x 4mm x 0.6mm each.
The chain weighs 26.5 grams.
In beautiful, original antique condition. Professionally polished and ready for immediate wear.