Antique French Silver Long Guard Chain Necklace, 54 inches long

$ 750.00

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A long watch chain like this one was de rigor daywear for a woman of late nineteenth and early twentieth century; she would simply have worn it once around her neck and hung a small watch off of the imbedded jump ring. She’d tuck the watch into her waist band and the chain would be held in a perfect V. As in Voila! Need to know the time? Just take it out and have a peek.

This French long guard watch chain was hand crafted with a lovely clever link in shining silver. So many of these chains have been broken up into several shorter lengths over the years, so I'm always thrilled to find an original like this one. The chain was made around 1870, most likely in France and weighs 20.3 grams. It is 54 inches long and while it has no marks, we’ve acid tested it as silver greater than 850 but not sterling. The silver content and style lead me to believe that it’s a French chain. It has a wonderful silky feel in the hand.

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