Eighteen-carat gold guard chain with pearl slide, late 19th century


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This stunning 18-carat gold antique guard chain comes with an enamelled slide, enabling many variations in the way it can be worn.

The links are unusual and complex, each one a hollow gold ball joined by surrounding gold wire at four points placed equally apart.

There are Austro-Hungarian marks at one end.

It’s satisfyingly heavy at 47 grams and a generous 60 inches (152cm) long.

The slide has black enamel and a natural pearl on one side and the reverse has a different enamelled design.

The condition is excellent – and the slide still moves all the way up and down the chain.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Approximately 60 inches (152cm) long, link is 2.4mm wide
• Weight is 47 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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

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

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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