A rare antique Edwardian English 15 carat gold long guard necklace chain bearing British hallmarks for Birmingham 1909. Such chains are variously known as long guard, guard or muff chains and were variously used at different periods for suspending ladies watches, keys to the wine cellar or tea caddy, and latterly for passing through a muff to keep her hands warm. The common denominator for all of these chains is the length which is usually around 50 -60 inches to facilitate the traditional uses. Chain Length 56 inches

Antique Edwardian British Hallmarked 15K Gold Long Guard Chain/ 2 Row Gold Chain

£2,500.00 Regular Price
£1,950.00Sale Price
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    William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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