A superb Victorian 15ct yellow gold long guard chain or muff chain. It is 153cm/60” long with a swivel fastener at the end to hold a locket or pocket watch if required. This antique chain is a rope pattern and weighs 49g of 15k gold. For a guard chain of this age it is in wonderful condition, additionally, because the length remains at 60” (the standard length for a chain of the period) this indicates that the chain has not been repaired at all. This chain may be worn doubled or even as a choker.

 

Known as a muff chain because it was long enough to hold the warm hand warmer (usually fur) called a muff. The swivel fastener connected various items that the lady required, eg. pocket watch, scissors, locket etc.

 

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DIMENSIONS - 153cm/60”

 

DETAILS - Victorian/ 49grams/rope pattern chain with swivel fastener. 2.5mm wide chain.

 

MATERIALS - 15 karat yellow gold

 

HALLMARK - Stamped ‘15’

 

CONDITION - Very good for age.

Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold Rope Muff Guard Chain

£2,100.00Price
  • Length - 153cm/60”

    Width - 2.5mm

    Victorian/ 49grams/rope pattern chain with swivel fastener.

     

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