Antique Victorian Ivy Book Chain Necklace Gold Gilt

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A wonderful antique Victorian chain from the late 19th Century consisting of gold gilt book links which have developed a rosy-bronze hue with age. Each is engraved with an ivy leaf which in Victorian times represented a loving, unbreakable bond, as in the Victorian rhyme “Close clings the ivy to the tree, so in my heart I cling to thee”.

It’s a wonderful, articulated chain, in excellent condition and fitted with a new ring clasp at the end. 

WEIGHT: 12 grams 

MEASURES: Length 17.4 inches x Width 4mm x Depth 1.5mm 

METAL: Gold gilt metal 

AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1880 – 1900) 

MARKS: Serial number on the clasp

CONDITION: Excellent 

ITEM NUMBER: VE25 

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