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Georgian Regency 15k Gold Guard Chain, 47"

Georgian Regency 15k Gold Guard Chain, 47"

$10,000.00


Description

DATE: Regency Period, c.1815

A majestic antique guard chain dating from the Georgian Regency period, circa 1815. Crafted in 15 karat gold throughout, the links are extremely fine with convex profile and intricate quatrefoil motifs over a studded textured background. The clasp is set with emeralds and features fine cannetille goldwork as well as tiny grape bunches of granulated gold. The round belcher links really are an incredible feat of craftsmanship, not only on account of the intricate decoration around the outside, but they're also (seemingly) impossibly lightweight - possibly the most prized characteristic of chains from this era.

STONES 

Emerald

MEASUREMENTS 

Wearable length: 47 inches

Barrel Clasp: 1.5 x 1cm

WEIGHT 

38g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15 karat gold throughout (tongue is base metal for strength/durability)

CONDITION 

Very good, the link attaching the tongue to the chain has been replaced. One emerald is cracked, and one is chipped.

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