SOLD: Mid-Victorian 15-carat gold anchor-link necklace, 20 3/4 inches, circa 1870


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Here’s a very rare and desirable mid-Victorian anchor link chain from about 1870.

This example, in rich and buttery 15-carat bloomed gold, is so splendid I very nearly kept it for myself.

Anchor or marine link – so named for its resemblance to a ship’s anchor cable – has long been a favourite of mine. It’s no wonder Gucci adopted this timeless classic.

Though substantial, at 20 3/4 inches (52.5cm) and 43.1 grams, this necklace isn’t heavy on the neck – the links are hollow.

It will work by itself, with a locket or with other chains. The fine old clasp is particularly pleasing.


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold
• Approximately 20 3/4 inches (52.5cm) long, link is 1cm wide
• Weight is 43.1 grams
• In excellent antique condition – there are slight signs of wear
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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