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One of the most historically important chains we’ve had the pleasure of handling, this exceptional Victorian chain in 9ct boasts a rare secret; it possesses both yellow and white gold links, and a definitive date hallmark. Historians have long debated the prevalence of white gold prior to the lift of the Karl Richter patent in 1915, proclaiming the open usage od the metal- but white gold consistently appears prior to the lift.

This wonderful chain, hallmarked for Chester, 1896 is one such wonderful example. Weighing in at 54.4g, this exceptional chain is a superb example. The Cuban style of link has always been a popular design; but this massive chain is a cut above, with all of the hardware we always seek; two large scale dog clips AND a sliding T-Bar, simply begging to be adorned with charms, padlocks- you name it. We never find examples of this weight and know that this will be a landmark addition to any collection, likely to sell in moments. 

Materials and Features: 9K, two dog clips, sliding Tbar

Age/Origin: 1896

Marks: 9ct on every link, date hallmarked on Bar

Measurements: 18.5”

Weight: 54.4g

Condition: Very Good. Minor associated age wear. 


Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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