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Georgian Pinchbeck Chain with Barrel Clasp

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Georgian Pinchbeck Chain with Barrel Clasp

The charm of links that appear and are made by hand comes to us from the early 19th century in the form of a pinchbeck chain sporting its original barrel clasp. Rows of little stars encircle each round link. Behind them the heavens are tinier dots that cover the background. This generous texture and the technique of linking each round in opposition to its neighbor, gives this chain immediate interest for we can see many surfaces of each link at once. The original clasp bears gold appliqued flowers, each with a sparkling center garnet. The closure is tight and secure. $2600I tested the feel and affect of the chain last week. "That's beautiful" was the immediate reaction made by the first woman I met. Light in weight, one of the telling hallmarks of pinchbeck, and comfortable to wear at 161/2 inches in length. Excellent condition.

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