Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant
Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant

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Victorian 71" Hand Wrought Sterling Paperclip Fancy Link Chain with 800 Silver Dog Clip & Engine Turned Pill Box Pendant

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General Information:

  • Chain Length End to End: An astounding and very hard to come by 71.5 inches/5.96 feet.
  • Precious Metal Weight: The compact box is 0.730 ozt, the chain is 1.422 ozt, and together, these total 2.152 ozt.
  • Precious Metal Material:   The engine-turned compact box and the swivel/dog clip closure are both 800 silver, while the chain necklace is entirely sterling silver.
  • Dimensions: The compact pendant itself measures about 2 inches from top to bottom, including the pendant's affixed top loop and the jump ring attached to it (not including the bolt ring/dog clip of the chain).
  • Weight: The compact is 22.72 grams and the chain is 44.23 grams. Together, these total a wildly impressive 66.95 grams.
  • Markings The inside lip of the compact (near the tab) is stamped with a maker's mark and a purity mark. The maker's mark is believed to read "P G" in curled serif lettering, followed by "800." denoting the piece's 800 continental silver makeup. The swivel/dog clip is also 800 continental silver, and is stamped "800". The rest of the chain and findings test as sterling silver, which is at least 925% of 1,000 parts.
  • Era:  The chain is believed to date to the mid to late Victorian era, sometime between around 1870 and 1890. The compact box dates to a bit later on average, sometime around 1890-1900. It is very likely that these two pieces began life as separate jewels, and were combined together by an owner sometime in the last century.
  • Buyer Notes:  Please note the presence of a subtle nick in the surface pattern of the box's exterior lid, as pictured and indicated by the white arrow. On average, the 800 silver compact has an assessed market value of around $215-$260, while the 925 silver chain necklace has an assessed averaged market value of $2025. The transaction includes both pieces, as they are sold as a paired unit.

    The Story:

    This necklace and its compact pendant are superb additions to any collection of antique silver jewelry. The chain is utterly remarkable, with virtually no comparables like it on the open market at the time of listing. The chain is composed of hand-forged and hand-soldered links, individually formed and married for maximum strength. Because it extends to a super long, near-six foot length end to end, it may be styled and enjoyed in many ways, granting the wearer limitless wearability and versatility:

    The chain may be looped 3 or more times around the neck and still not quite reach choker-length, and likewise, it may be wrapped around a six-inch wrist at least 10 times and maintain comfortable wear. It is technically longer than the qualifying length for opera, muff or lorgnette lengths, and boasts a style that is wholly unique and classic, reminiscent of chatelaine style chains. The chain's handsome links are sizable and open enough to allow for the addition of charms at any point and quantity, if so desired. This chain is totally one of a kind, handmade over 150 years ago, and a fully wearable treasure.

    The compact box pendant is likewise collectible, with an engine-turned geometric design over every bit of its exterior surface, including a stylized floral design lining the opening seams of the piece. Its interior is smooth, the interior lid bearing a hand-incised Roman numeral 4, reading as "IIII". It is unknown what this relays, though if the pendant was originally a lady's compact, a mirror would have once covered this area. Though sold as a snuff or tobacco box, it is believed that this was actually more likely a pill box created in the akin aesthetic of German powder compacts of the late Victorian to early Edwardian periods. Pill boxes were made quite decoratively at this time, and such pendants married form and function for optimal practicality without sacrificing style.

    Note that the dog clip and oversized bolt spring ring both function as they should and are in working order, allowing the chain and box pendant to be worn separately if the next caretaker so wishes.

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