Georgian Guard Chain with Hand Clasp c.1800
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