A wonderful Georgian 18ct gold long chain c.1830, composed of twenty elongated openwork cage links with five uniform sides formed of overlapping circle motifs, joined by sections of chain link with both hammered and plain polished links and a single larger central link to each section with a beaded background and polished foliate motif winding around it, all to beautiful four sided barrel tongue and box clasp, set with four tapering rows of turquoise cabochons. A quintessential item of Georgian jewellery this necklace is in super condition and the variation of styles and finishes within the links as well as the lovely original clasp make it a truly special example of its type. At almost two hundred years it old it is a beautifully decorative and highly wearable piece of history.
18ct yellow gold 73 grams
Necklace 122.5cm / 48.5″ long
Each main openwork cage link 25mm / 1″ long and 6.2mm / 0.25″ wide
Clasp 23mm / 0.9” long and 8.5mm / 0.33” wide
For more information on and images of Georgian chains please see ‘Georgian Jewellery 1714 – 1830’ by Dawes and Collings