Victorian Sterling Fancy Link Book Chain Necklace 16.5"
A beautiful sterling silver book chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful piece is comprised of interlocking links that form a stylish collar-style necklace. The alternating links include filigree cutouts and curvilinear shapes, which give a feminine touch to the design. At the center of the necklace is a large spring ring clasp, making it possible to hang a complimentary locket or pendant from the chain if desired. When worn, the necklace is comfortably lightweight and rests nicely at the neckline. A lovely Victorian piece with a very striking, fashionable look, it would make a versatile addition to any collection!
Measurements: The total length of the book chain measures approximately 16.5" long from end to end, and is about 5/8" at the widest point. The spring ring clasp has a 5/8" diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the book chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling links or spring ring clasp, which is secure and in good working condition. A natural patina is present on the reverse side of the piece, which is normal for antique silver jewelry and adds to its unique character.