Victorian 15kt Gold Open Wirework Link Muff Chain 29"
A fantastic handmade muff chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in rich 15kt yellow gold, this ornate necklace features a wonderful pattern of wirework links which come together to form one flowing piece. The chain is comprised of alternating round and oval-shaped links connecting together at either end to form the flexible design. The smaller, round links adorn delicate beadwork and an open center and the elongated links carry a textured scalloped wirework design along the sides. The incredible craftsmanship is showcased from every angle and a large spring ring clasp fastens the piece, allowing the wearer to double the chain or to pair with a complimentary pendant or locket if desired. A beautiful hand-made piece that is perfect for everyday wear, it would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The chain necklace measures 29" in total length. The links measure approximately 1/8" thick, with the elongated links measuring 1/2" wide and the shorter links measuring a little over 1/4" wide. The total pennyweight of the piece is 17.7 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and all of the links are secure. The spring clasp is secure and in good working order.