SOLD: Victorian snake link chain with knot detail, circa 1875


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This appealing 15-carat yellow gold snake link chain from about 1880 has the added interest of three equally spaced intertwined handcrafted knots.

It came to me without a clasp so I added two precious antique 18-carat dog clips from my box of findings, as I didn’t have any in 15-carat gold.

It now measures 15 3/4 inches and looks good with either the knot or the clasps in front. And with or without a hanging locket or pendant, as shown.

The shade of gold is that rich buttery yellow typical of good 19th-century chains.


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold with 18-carat yellow gold dog clips
• Size approximately 15 3/4 inches (40cm) long, chain is 3mm wide and knots are 6mm wide
• Weight is 19.8 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately (some has sold) – 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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