Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures
Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures

Victorian 10k Rose Gold Bar and Rollo Link Watch Chain with Dog Clip and Spring Ring Closures

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General Information:

  • Length: 13.25 inches (336.55 mm/33.655 cm) end to end, including both the dog clip and the spring ring
  • Precious Metal Weight: 2.67 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 10k rose gold with fine antique patina
  • Dimensions: Bar links measure 14.30 mm long, while rolo links measure ~2.20 mm long; spring ring closure measures about 7.36 mm exterior diameter including knob; dog clip closure measures about 17.08 mm long with ~4.25 mm interior diameter at the widest point.
  • Weight: A very comfortable 4.15 grams
  • Markings: 10k marked on the spring ring closure and on the interior of the dog clip closure. No maker’s mark is evident.
  • Era: This chain is believed to date to sometime around 1870 to 1900, likely on the earlier end rather than latter. Beyond what our years of collecting, dealing, learning and refining our expertise enable us to determine, we cannot ascertain a more precise date range or history than this without knowledge of the piece’s exact provenance.
  • Buyer Notes: Watch chains are highly sought after for the relative rarity on the market. This one is especially unique for its elegant scale and deep rose gold color. Though once a pocket watch chain, today this piece exists as a relevant and versatile accessory. Most notable are its beautifully pinkish tonality, its slinky feel and its chic slim scale.

The Story:

Fabricated sometime during the last quarter of the 19th century, this delicate watch chain is a geometrically handsome accessory, fabricated of a rosy gold that boasts a time-earned patina. This chain consists of alternating bar links and sequences of rollo links. The bar links span 14.30 mm long and have a ridged silhouette, adding dimension and texture to the movement of the chain when worn. In between are eight individual rollo links that are affixed to end loops at both ends of every bar link.

Notable of long guard chains, necklace chains and watch chains dating to this period is their construction technique: long before machines stamped and assembled chains, every single link was made entirely by hand, carefully interlinked one tiny link at a time. This being so, most links are also individually soldered together for added security and to promote the longevity of the chain’s lifespan. Today, this is not necessarily the case, as links are no longer soldered shut as they used to be. Regarding the chain at hand, the links have been examined under a jeweler’s loupe, and all but a scant few do, indeed, display this characteristic, which further confirms its age and careful craftsmanship.

On one end of the chain is a dog clip, the inside loop of which is stamped “10k”. The dog clip does close, though it is worth noting that the mouth of the clip is ever so slightly misaligned after over a century of loving use. Even so, this does not affect how the clip shuts and can be readjusted by the buyer’s preferred jeweler post-purchase. Likewise, the spring ring on the opposite end of the chain shows similar commensurate wear; the mouth of the spring ring closes with a less than 0.22 mm gap. This gap is not big enough to slip off of the dog clip, and can also be easily adjusted by a bench jeweler.

This chain would have originally been worn across a gentleman’s lower vest, sometimes strung through a button hole on one end and clipped into a pocket watch on the other. Sometimes, too, a series of fobs would be fashionably affixed to the chain. Fobs were both decorative ornaments and/or hygienic tools, small-scale storage, or personal care utilities, such as watch keys, vesta cases, cigar cutters, wax seals, compasses, telescoping graphite pencils, spectacles, vinaigrettes, sovereign holders and more. Today, these chains are just as beloved, though used in creatively alternative ways, foremost as necklaces, chokers and double-wrapped bracelets. Because of their make, jump rings and charm holders can usually be looped through chain links to hold charms and pendants as desired.

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