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Antique 15 Karat Double Fetter and Love knot Link Watch Chain, 51”

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15K Victorian fetter link chain with a link design consisting of two "paperclips" joined together at a 90 degree angle (called a double fetter link) combined w an unusual lovers knot link where the lover's knot is wrapped in a braided pattern several times about a simple oval link (see close ups). Fetter links are larger links and were used to (somewhat) cut down on the labor intensive work of hand forging many smaller links, as chains were hand forged well into the 19th century and beyond the industrial revolution. Both the paper clip and the lover's knot links are Victorian motifs which convey love and devotion. The chain is substantial at 36.3 grams and at 51 inches can be worn doubled or tripled. There is a nicely scaled dog clip and a jump ring attached from which to attach a chunky fob or pendant or two. Or, this lovely chain can simply stand alone. Our chain weighs 36.3 grams. The fob shown attached to the chain is available separately on First Dibs under C1855 Regency style Chalcedony Intaglio Fob.
  • Metal:
  • Weight:
    36.3 g
  • Dimensions:
    Length: 51 in (1,295.4 mm)
  • Style:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1900
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU25111182112
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