Purchased in England, this lovely, silver long guard chain is most likely French. The decorative links are a double stylized fleur de lis. There are no marks on the chain or fob hook but it acid tests 800-900 quality silver. In Victorian times a guard chain was used to carry a muff, lorgnette or watch. Today it makes a wonderful long necklace that can be doubled and a locket, fob or shield can be added. The silver shield is included with this necklace. The back is engraved "Lambert Shield 1934" and includes English hallmarks. It was not original with the piece but the decoration surrounding the shield is similar to the chain filigree links. It works! This is a wonderful and unusual piece and I was very happy to find it.
Size: The chain measures 60 inches long, including the fob clasp, weight 36 grams. The shield pendant is an additional 1 inch round, 4 grams. Condition: Excellent; Circa: 1900s
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