I am hoping the
pictures do justice to this VERY RARE, Magnificent, approximately 140 year old
Victorian Antique Necklace. It is undoubtedly EXTRAORDINARY.
Each side of the links features a different motif.
The EYE CATCHING Centrepiece
is of course just Beautiful and best described by the pictures - an array of
garnets and foliate-like embellishments feature in the floral shaped pendant.
Tassels are suspended to this pendant centrepuiece which also forms the clasp
which is a simple ring and hook, as pictured.
Please enlarge the
pictures for the best description of all.
It is a High Quality book chain necklace is referred
to as such because it is a chain necklace with folded over links with the fold
resembling the spine of a book. The Victorian ladies were also known to use
these chains as bookmarks, another reason they were also named as such.
COLOUR: It has a soft pink gold hue with yellow highlights so
much nicer than the pictures suggest.It has the silky smooth feel usually only
associated with solid carat gold and expected of quality antique
HISTORY & MARKS
Trademark: None – very typical of these chains
probably H. F. Barrows & company established in 1851 and still known to be
operating around 1969. They are the only maker that I am aware of that produced
these chain and marked them.
Construction: Gold Filled or Gold Shell (unmarked)
Gold purity: Outer surfaces test positive for 10-12 carat
44cm + 3cm across the pendant
Centrepiece: 3.04cm across and 6cm drop
HEFTY 48.6 grams
It is in Better-than-Excellent Antique
condition – a very rare
thing for such an Old Necklace. There is nothing about it that detracts - there
is no visible wear to note, no misshaping of the links, damage or repairs
evident. This would make a fabulous addition to any Antique jewellery
collection whether as a gift or a keepsake just for you. It looks fabulous on! DO NOT MISS THIS
VICTORIAN HEIRLOOM QUALITY Beauty.
The perfect addition to any
Antique Victorian jewellery collection!