Antique Victorian French

Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long

Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long

Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long
Antique Victorian Long Guard Chain. Amazing Victorian Guard chain - ALL original fastenings - it dates to C. 1870's and would have been considered "Mourning Wear Jewellery". The Snowflake is removeable - see pictures - it hooks onto the Long attachment which is fixed to the "chain" both of which are backed with metal painted black. The hook fastening is base metal painted black. Vauxhall Glass was made in the Vauxhall Glassworks in London throughout the 18th and 19th Century - this black glass is often refered to as "French Jet". Guard chains were worn across the body and used to carry small tools and keys or logines (eye glasses). Many people wear them today wound around the neck a few times.

Size: "Chain" is 59 1/2" (152cm) in length width is just over 1/8th" (7mm) on the widest bead the ones in between the long beads. The snow flake is 2" (5cm) and the dropper is 1 1/2" (3.5cm). Not quite what you wanted?

You will receive a full description on company letter-head along with your invoice and your item will be packed in a hard case and two bubble envelopes. Describing Precious Metals and Stones We use industry standard methods for calculating stone weights and / or colour (if stated) in set jewellery using measurements, calculations and comparison. We do not remove stones from their settings to determine size or colour. ALL Gold and or Platinum stated precious metals that bare no stamp or hallmark are tested using a non-destructive electronic testing device. All silver is acid tested. ALL Weights & Measures are Approximate but we use a calibrated Tanita Scale and Steel Ruler and Electronic Micrometer. Unless otherwise stated, any dimensions and estimated weights of gemstones in this description have been determined without unsetting the stones and are, therefore, to be considered only as a probable because of limitations imposed by the mount. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "shopatrubyandjules" and is located in this country: GB.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Style/ Period: Victorian
  • Beads/ Stones: Glass
  • Main Colour: Black
  • Main Material/ Metal: Glass
  • Type: Necklace
  • Antique: Yes
  • Era: Victorian (1837-1901)
  • Jewellery Department: Costume


Victorian French Jet / Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain C. 1870's Over 60 Long