This covetable Victorian guard chain is 9k yellow gold and measures 56" in length. Guard chains - also known as muff or fob chains - often held small tool, fobs, lockets, or were looped through muffs hence the alternative names. Many (dare I say most?) Victorian guard chains have been cut up to make shorter necklaces, it's rare to find one intact at such a fantastic length.
9k gold (marked)
56" length, 3/4" dog clip
1837 — 1901
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.
Possibly the most widespread and versatile of all jewelry, chains have a cultural significance that spans place, time and religious beliefs.