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Antique Georgian 10K Gold Hand Fist Necklace Slide Guard Chain Turquoise C.1820

Antique Georgian 10K Gold Hand Fist Necklace Slide Guard Chain Turquoise C.1820

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Rare and sought after Georgian 10K gold
hand fist slide guard chain necklace C.1820.

These chains were used as guard chains for lorgnettes, watches,
or simply for hanging valuable pendants.

The necklace is extra long, 53 1/2 inches just the chain alone.
It can be wrapped twice around a neck.

The chain terminated to the hand fist end
with old style dog clip clasp.

The hand fist crafted very realistically and has front and back.
It is holding an upside down stirrup shape swivel adorned with baroque patterns.
The clasp has its own spin swivel.
The latch turns open on the hinge and locks close with the knurled threaded nut.
The hand and the clasp together are 33 mm (1 5/16") long
while the hand with the stirrup swivel is approx. 17 mm (3/4”) long.

The slide is 16 mm (5/8") long 9.5 mm (5/16") wide accented with 4 turquoise cabochons.
The back has masterfully engraved leaves.
The top and the bottom have bulging bands
with the top one adorned with baroque patterns.
The slide slides freely along the chain.

There is no hallmarks.
Tested 10K gold.
Total weight is 17.8 grams.

Very good antique condition commensurate with age.

Materials

10K gold

Dimensions

The necklace is 53 1/2 inches

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