Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C.1870's Over 60" Long

Product code: J145

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Antique Victorian Long Guard Chain
Amazing Victorian Guard chain - ALL original fastenings - it dates to C.1870's and would have been considered "Mourning Wear Jewellery". The Snow Flake was a popular shape for Vauxhall Glass items and they were often sold in the form of earrings and pendants as trinkets or souvenirs in the Famous Vauxhall Gardens. The Snowflake is removable - see pictures - it hooks onto the Long attachment which is fixed to the "chain" both of which are backed with metal painted black.
The hook fastening is base metal painted black. Vauxhall Glass was made in the Vauxhall Glass works in London throughout the 18th and 19th Century - this black glass is often referred to as "French Jet". Guard chains were worn across the body and used to carry small tools and keys or logines (eye glasses).
Many people wear them today wound around the neck a few times.

Size: "Chain" is 59 1/2" (152cm) in length width is just over 1/8th" ( 7mm) on the widest bead (the ones in between the long beads. The snow flake is 2" (5cm) and the dropper is 1 1/2" (3.5cm). No marks Weight: 49.4g

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Product Code J145

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