Victorian Longchain

Antique ladies gold watch chain, England ca. 1880


€ 1,980.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Antique ladies gold watch chain, England ca. 1880
Antique ladies gold watch chain, England ca. 1880
Description
This description was automatically translated from German. If you have any questions about this piece of jewellery, we will be happy to help!
Watch chains have almost completely fallen into oblivion with the triumph of the wristwatch. Originally, these often fancifully designed chains connected the pocket watch to the clothing in order to prevent the watch from falling to the ground if it accidentally slipped out. In the case of the gentleman, the watch was in his waistcoat pocket and the chain reached to a waistcoat button. Elaborate pendants, so-called berlocken, adorned the watch chain, such as a petschaft with a seal, or various traditional costume pendants. The lady had more possibilities to wear her watch. Either she hung the watch around her neck on a long watch chain, as a pendant; in the case of a particularly long chain with a slider, the watch was then slipped into the hem of the dress, the wider belt or into a pocket of the costume, or the watch was attached to a brooch on the décolleté, connected by a more or less long chain. The long 9-karat gold chain we have here originated as such a ladies' watch chain in Britain. It shows the classic oatmeal pattern with diamond links. Today, the beautiful chain can also be worn doubled around the neck without a watch, or the original lobster clasp can be used to hold a large pendant: The possibilities are many!
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Antique ladies gold watch chain, England ca. 1880
Victorian Longchain
€ 1,980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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