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    Posted 5 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (282 items)

    Hi, found this very long chain in an anstiqueshop but forgott to ask what it was used for. I'm thinking it is a chain for a larger Clock due to the large key (about 3 cm) and the fact that the chain is almost one meter long. Haven't tested it but I'm thinking it's brass. I'm planning to find a nice locket to join the key, to wear as a odd and fun necklace. In the right photo I´m showing together with a necklace.
    I'm grateful if someone can tell me what this is. Thanks.

    Added information: Thanks to friends I now know this is a long chain belcher links most likely worn by a woman in victorian time. It has a key to wind up pocket watch.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Nice chain, belcher links! Your pics are a delight too :-)

      A guard chain, women wore them full length or more conveniently shortened by retained at the belt, to avoid banging the watch!

      Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
      http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/JewelChatVictLkts.html

    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      And what a wonderful chain it is ........I really love belcher links!!!
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 5 years ago
      Nice key-wind pocket watch key.
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou kyratango that's great information! I didn't know what this was so I didn't think of looking at that wonderful websight. Thankyou for nice coment on my chain and photos :)
      So I guess this is most likely victorian.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou TassieDevil for nice coment!
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Pw-collector thankyou for coment, so this key for winding a pocket watch? I thought it was to large for a pocket watch but when you say so then I realized the part of the key that you hold in your hand doesn't have to be small, that would make it harder to hold it. Thankyou :)
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou for love: mikelv85, jscott0363, mrcolorz, kyratango, Efesgirl, TassieDevil, pops52, pw-collector, radegunder, aura, caperkid, oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, vetraio50, NevadaBlades!!
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Belcher links Elisabeth! I love this site kyra shared from morning glory.
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Yes Valentino, the link from kyratango is wonderful!
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Valentino for love :)
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou martika!
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou peasejean and trunkman!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Rick55!
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou for love Sean!
    15. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Beautiful guard. There are some lovely ornate pinchbeck or gold plated pocket watch keys that would go with this chain. It's a pity it wasn't gold but still a beauty.

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