Pinchbeckis an early form of brass named for its inventor, Christopher Pinchbeck, an 18th century London-based watchmaker as an affordable alternative to gold. This c.1780 42" chain is crafted in the so-named metal. Each large, heavy link of the is stamped with a pattern of little dots and circles resembling tiny bullseyes with a matching barrel clasp. Outstanding quality and in immaculate condition.
42" length, 3/8" diameter of links
1714 — 1837
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
Pinchbeck& Gold Alternatives
The best “costume jewelry” during the Georgian era was pinchbeck, a top-secret formula that looked — and wore — just like gold.