Victorian English 9kt Fancy Link + Toggle Bar Watch Chain 17.5"
A gorgeous English watch chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This vibrant 9kt gold necklace is comprised of fancy embossed links that alternate with sections of chain, meeting at two watch clasps in the middle. The decorative oval links have a hollow interior, and are embellished with flowing repousse swirls on the exterior. A gold toggle bar hangs from the center of the necklace, providing a stylish accent. Several English markings are found throughout the piece, including "9" and "375" gold purity marks on the clasps and toggle bar, and the maker's initials "JG&S." Whether worn alone or paired with a favorite pendant or locket, the design offers wonderful versatility and makes a bold statement!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 17.5" long. The toggle bar hangs down 1/4" at the center, and measures 1 5/8" long and 1/8" thick. Each fancy oval link is 7/8" long, 3/8" wide, and 1/8" thick. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 26.6 dwt (41.2 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the gold links, or to the toggle bar. Both watch clasps fasten securely and are in good working condition.