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GeorgianPinchbeck Fancy Link ChainBracelet with Padlock
Pinchbeck is an early form of brass named for its inventor, Christopher Pinchbeck, an 18th century London-based watchmaker. This c. 1800 bracelet is crafted in the so-named metal which was developed in the 1700s as an affordable alternative to gold. The ornate Georgian chain features three styles of link, plain ovals, star-stamped rounds and textured rounds and fastens with a round padlock decorated with a swirling star motif.
8" chain, 1 1/8 x 7/8" padlock