Early Victorian Handwrought Sterling Silver Ornate Link Chain Necklace 41.5"
A fabulous and very unusual sterling chain from the early Victorian (ca1850) era! Crafted in sterling silver, this handwrought necklace is comprised of interesting and unique wirework links, which come together to form a fabulous chain that is fairly extensive in length. Each individual link varies slightly in size, and displays an open wirework design formed by a single wire frame which loops and connects at each end. Gracing the four sides of the unusual shaped links are textured round discs formed by a coiled twisted wire and accented by a single silver bead in the center. The links vary in size and create a random graduating pattern which carries around the entire length, coming together at a simple spring ring clasp. The generous length allows you to double the chain if desired, and the clasp is perfect for adding a complimentary pendant or locket, to create a variety of options. It is a wonderful example of Victorian artistry and would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The chain measures approximately 41.5" long. The smallest of the links measures 1/4” wide and 3/16" thick and the largest measures 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick. The interior diameter of the spring ring clasp measures a little less than 3/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the handmade chain and the attached spring ring is secure and in good working condition.