Victorian Gold-Filled Two-Tone "Industrial Style" Watch Chain Necklace 24"
A fantastic industrial style watch chain necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This stunning piece is comprised of two different but wonderfully complimentary watch chains that fasten together to form a unique necklace. Both chains are crafted out of gold fill, one in a rose gold hue and the other in a yellow gold hue, creating a fabulous two-tone appeal. The rose gold portion is comprised of long, double-sided bar links which alternate with sections of chain. The oval-shaped links display a fabulous curled ribbon wirework design that is enclosed within the center and resting in between are small sections of interlocking chain, which are embellished with delicate grooves. The yellow gold chain is comprised of long rectangular double-sided links adorned with a fabulous coiled spring in the center and delicate cutouts on either end. Resting on either side are unique round links with additional delicate cutouts, surrounding by interlocking links, creating an eye-catching design. Both chains feature a watch swivel clasp (one stamped "M&B" and the other "1/10") that fasten the piece together, and are perfect for adding a favorite pendant or locket, if desired. Finishing the design is a watch key toggle that dangles from a short extension chain at the center. The watch key displays lovely milgrain work at the center, with hexagonal shaped barrels on each end, creating a fabulous visual effect. The design and length of the piece lends it to be a fantastic long necklace, or two separate but beautiful pocket watch chains. Whether worn alone, or paired with a favorite pendant or locket, the design offers wonderful versatility and makes a unique statement piece!
Measurements: The chain measures approximately 24" long in total length. Each elongated link measures about 1" long, 1/4" wide, and 1/8" thick. The toggle bar and extension chain hang about 1" below the watch chain and measures 2" in width.
Condition: The overall condition of the chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-filled setting. The clasps fasten securely and are in good working condition.