I would date this 33'' older vintage textured chain at least back to 1900 but it may very well go back further than that. It is a wonderful interesting chain that is crafted with nice length and heft. I believe it was worn like a book chain or Victorian Collar necklace as it has one circular jump ring that would easily hold a locket or pocket watch. The double sided links are gorgeous with fine details and open work. They have a solid construction where they fold over and the adjoining middle forms the connection for the next link so that they are not soldiered or open.The last link does not have the adjoining loop. It is beautifully made.
The 5/8'' wide links appear to be made of silver plate over brass with some areas of brass showing through. This gorgeous hard to find old chain is sure to become a favorite. You will love to wear it again and again on its own or with a locket. Age appropriate wear.