Georgian Guard Chain with Hand Clasp c.1800

SKU: CH029

A fabulous Georgian guard chain from the end of the 18th century.


The clasp of the chain is designed as a hand emerging from a cuff.  The hand is complete with a ruby ring to the 2nd finger and the cuff has a flower corsage set with a foiled garnet to the centre.  Each link of the chain is textured with a handmade stamped design. The clasp has its original tongue fitting.  Clasp may have come from a larger chain originally but is contemporary to the chain in date.


Hands signified friendship and love in Georgian jewellery. The chain is in wonderful condition. 


Georgian pieces of this age and in this condition are increasingly hard to find.


Price Code: D, £2500 - £5000

Era: Georgian, 1714 - 1837

Measurements: Chain 82 cm in length plus 3cm hand clasp, 18.9 grams in weight

Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests 18ct gold


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Thomas Glover specialises in antique and period jewellery from circa 1780 to 1960 with an emphasis on Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco. Visit our jewellery shop in Shrewsbury and browse our antique engagement rings.


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