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Gold Fancy Link Long Chain Necklace


Composed of gold, this French Art Nouveau long chain necklace was created around 1900. The fancy elongated links each contain an interlocking series of circular, elliptical and trefoil motifs, and are joined by twinned circular trace links for flexibility. Combining a pleasing heft with a graceful, airy design, this versatile necklace easily doubles to stand on its own, or nests among complementary period chains.


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Item #: CH-19371 
Country: France 
Circa: 1900s 
Size: 59” length 
Materials: 18K Gold (81.9 grams) 
Signed: French assay marks, and maker's mark for "R.G." (unidentified)

Long chains were an essential item in the jewelry box throughout the first decade of the 1900s, as women’s silhouettes remained long, evolving from the S-shape to the more athletic "Gibson Girl" figure.