Stunning early 19th century / Georgian era gold long guard chain. Unmarked but all parts tested for at least 14k gold, possibly 15k.
What I love about this chain is the incredibly unique figural hand motif depicting a fist holding onto the bail, which is an old style hinged swivel clip. The end of the "bail" curves around the back of the hand, giving it an almost "living" effect, like a wriggling tail.
It also has a beautiful solid 14k gold slide, and the chain can be worn in a variety of different ways, doubled or tripled for medium and choker length styles.
Perfect for creatively styling with fobs and pendants or beautiful on its own.
Very special and unique piece! I have never seen one with a fist in this particular style.
Last two photos shown with an antique lorgnette for styling inspiration. Lorgnette is not included.
+++ Measurements +++
66" total length
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with no flaws to note.
There's a place in the chain with two single links, which is where the chain was originally soldered together and is not a flaw.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.