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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    I got this last week from Geri, along with some other silver. It's an old necklace/chain and photo pendant from the Zeeland area of Holland. Neither of us have seen a necklace (if it is a necklace) like this and have no idea why the chain would be adjustable. The chain can be pulled - one side at a time- through that silver "knob". The whole chain ends up being uneven.

    Open to suggestions!
    Thanks, all.
    Bonnie

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    Comments

    1. davyd286, 6 years ago
      Nothing wrong with it being adjustable if it's a watch chain or a muff chain. I don't see a clasp, and the pullover style would slide around and could be easier to loose, so the slide keeps it centered and tightened at the neck.
    2. enauta enauta, 6 years ago
      Before the wrist watch (1903), people wore watches on their clothing, either in a pocket or displayed like jewelry. How the watch was worn depend on your outfit, and a long chain enabled it to be worn in a number of ways. Watches always had chains to prevent losing them.
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Fantastic Bonnie!! Love it......
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Ms. Crystalship - You know, I can't tell. I looked at the photo with a loupe and the bottom of the pendant is just out of frame..

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