Antique Edwardian French Guard Chain Silver Gold Gilt

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A fabulous antique French guard chain from the early 20th Century consisting of fancy, open-work links with two loops in the centre forming an eternity symbol. They’re fashioned in silver and gilded in a bright yellow gold with a ring clasp hung at the end.

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 the clasp was usually adorned with a pocket watch, lorgnette or muff.

It has a good weight and length, measuring 56 inches so it can be worn as one long chain or looped twice around the neck to make two festoons of gold. 

WEIGHT: 26 grams 

MEASURES: Length 56 inches x Width 5mm – Clasp Height 17mm (inc. loop) x Width 8mm 

METAL: Silver/ Gold gilt 

AGE: Edwardian. (Circa 1901 – 1915) 

MARKS: French silver stamps 

CONDITION: Excellent 

ITEM NUMBER: 23-917 

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