Posted 6 years ago
This beautiful Jugendstil long guard or muff chain is made of silver and has 6 gold caged malachite beads. The chain links have a paperclip shape and the malachites have a very good size, of about one centimeter. It has a maker's mark for Gustav Hauber, whose workshop was based in Schwäbisch Gmünd, which together with Pforzheim was an important jewellery manufacturing centre in Germany at the turn of the century. The chain also has an Austrian import mark. It dates back to around 1900. By the way, The Hauber jewellery company still exists today.