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Gold Fancy Link Long Chain Necklace


Created circa 1900, this long gold chain is formed of handmade fancy links of complex construction. Each three dimensional elongated link is criss-crossed by 'x' motifs, all bound and interconnected by small circular forms. Elegant and versatile, with the appearance of precise and intriguing gold knots, this chain can we worn long or doubled, or suspending a period or modern pendant.

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Item #: CH-18820
Circa: 1900
Size: 36” length
Materials: 18K Gold

Long gold chains appear in historic portraiture throughout the world, from Asian Bodhisattva ceramic and bronze figures to Indian deity sculpture and Renaissance portraiture. It is a universally beloved form.