Solid Gold Victorian Muff / Guard Chain in Excellent Condition
Measuring over 58" in length this fabulous quality chain has every link in perfect condition, a rare thing (many have squashed or dinged links) but essentially because each link is doubled for strength (there's an inner ring and outer ring on each link). It is solid 9ct gold and is stamped on both the chain and dog clip. The dog clip can be used to attach a fob charm or pendant.
It is a beautiful soft mellow colour - between a rose and yellow gold and has a lovely slinky feel to it.
I love these chains and they are becoming more and more scarce as people weigh them in or shorten them to make more chains. Originally worn across the body full length as a key or watch chain or around the neck and through a fur muff. They are just so versatile and can be worn in a multiple or ways around the neck or even as a bracelet.
This beautiful chain comes with the fabulous deep, burgundy leather and silk Victorian box pictured which alone is worth £150 and so together would make a fantastic gift for a loved one.
Please do go through all the pictures above to fully appreciate the quality.
Measurements: Length: 58 3/4" (150cm/ 1.5m ) Width: 2.2mm
Weight: 22.4g Marks: Stamped 9ct on chain and on dog clip