Sunday 16th February 2020
A superb antique Victorian period Whitby jet chain necklace dating from circa 1870. This an excellent example of Whitby jet, it is a hand carved belcher link chain which has faceted detail to the outer edge of each link. Chains like this were cleverly constructed by making the two halves of each link and then fixing them together with tiny hidden pegs - the joints are practically invisible.
The necklace is 21 inches long and fastens securely with a black painted brass dog clip. It is light in weigh for its size at 62.5 grammes. The links are graduated in size and the largest, central link is approx 1 5/8ths inch wide. The smallest is 3/4 inch.
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