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Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain
Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain. 56" Double Link Belcher Long Chain Necklace. Antique Sterling Silver Sautoir Necklace & Dog Clip

Antique Victorian Heavy Silver Guard Chain

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Circa 1870, this fine Victorian sterling silver guard chain has chunky oval double links (there's a smaller concentric link inside each of the outer ones) which not only helps helps keep the links tightly together, it prevents wearing away of the silver on the outer links and results in a very strong chain. This double walled construction is always a sign of high quality in an antique chain.

Known as a Belcher (or Rolo) chain it has broad d-shaped links and is a generous 56" in length. It benefits from a good sized swivel dog-clip which will accommodate the largest of lockets and pendants. Wonderfully tactile this chain has taken on a gorgeous antique patina over the past 150+ years, giving it a smooth almost snake-like feel as you move it around in your hand.

A magnificent antique sterling silver guard chain necklace and a British classic, add a locket or a pendant or not, it has interest whether worn long or doubled (please note the locket shown in the photos is not included). During the Georgian and Victorian eras these flamboyant and versatile chains were one of several jewels worn at the same time and they were used to attach, and keep close at hand, all manner of necessary things.

MATERIALS: sterling silver

MEASUREMENTS: wearable length is roughly 56"/142cm (it measures 28-1/4"/72cm down each side). The outer links measure 7x5mm, dog-clip 30x11mm

WEIGHT: 69.7 grams

HALLMARKS: none, acid tested and verified as 925 sterling silver throughout

CONDITION: in very, very good antique condition, there is light surface wear as you might expect given age and one or two of the small inner links may be absent, we noticed one of them missing at the very end but couldn't find any others missing. The dog-clip in perfect working order fastening securely. 

ERA: circa 1870, Victorian

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Materials: Sterling silver.