Victorian 14k Long Slide Chain Necklace
Victorian 14k Long Slide Chain Necklace
Victorian 14k Long Slide Chain Necklace
Victorian 14k Long Slide Chain Necklace
Victorian 14k Long Slide Chain Necklace

Victorian 14k Long Slide Chain Necklace

Regular price
$1,875.00
Sale price
$1,875.00

An antique Victorian slide chain circa 1890 crafted in 14k yellow gold with a seed pearl studded slide charm. A long and layerable length at 50", not including the original dog clip, perfect for holding a locket, pendant, or collection of interesting charms as the clip allows easy on/off of whatever you'd like to feature. In excellent condition with a light antique patina. The slide measures 3/8" north to south and east to west. Originally slides were constructed with cork interiors to keep the slide in position, on this particular piece the cork is present so the charm can be slid up and down the chain and stay firmly in place. This type of chain necklace was popular in the 19th and early 20th century, intended as a way for women to wear watches or carry lockets, lorgnettes and other useful things. It was quite long, sometimes up to 60" total and might be doubled or attached to a pin in order to swag gracefully across the bosom. The slide itself was a device through which the chain passed that could be used to tighten the loop of the necklace closer to the neck. It was also another way to ornament in an era that loved to decorate every available limb and surface. They might be hand chased gold or silver, set with precious stones or enameled and often displayed the highest degree of craftsmanship in their design. Weighs approximately 17.2 grams. Watch clip marked for 14k, chain and slide acid test to 14k. Please not the last picture shows the clip attached to a locket, this is just to show the chain's versatility, the pendant is not included. ❃ More Necklaces and Pendants: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939717&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3 ❃ We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS Priority with tracking, insurance and signature required 2-3 business days Canada - FEDEX ground w/ tracking & insurance 6-10 business days International -USPS or FEDEX with tracking & insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location