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Presenting to you, a superb 9ct yelow gold, mixed link watch chain made in Birmingham by John Grinsell and Sons between 1864 and 1871, making this piece at least 152 years old.


This is an all original chain with the makers mark stamped on the tbar, both dog clips and one of the trombone links. Fully hallmarked for 9ct gold, some of the stamps to the trombone links have worn fully but are visible under magnification.


The main body of the chain is 16.5" long. There is a detachable piece which houses the tbar and a bolt claps which can be used to hang from the dog clips or to extend the length of the chain. Used as an extender the total length of the chain becomes 18.25". Please do study the photos for various ways in which the chain can be worn.


The bolt ring on the detachable chain is worn where it has more than likely held a heavy fob. It still has wear in it and I would rather leave it as it is and  advise against hanging heavy pendants from it. 


A highly sought after, really beautiful Victorian chain which you'll be proud to wear.

Superb antique watch chain

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    • Material - 9ct gold 

    • Hallmarks - 9 | 375 | J.G&S

    • Country of origin - England 

    • Total length - 16.5"/18.25"

    • Width - 5mm

    • Length of trombone links - 11mm

    • Weight - 27.6g

    • Condition - great antique condition. The dog clips are well sprung and secure and all links are intact. There is wear to the bolt clasp, plese see the main description and photos.

  • All of my pieces are at the very least pre-owned and most of them are vintage or antique. This item is not brand new and as such, will not look brand new. Please expect signs of wear to include kinks in links, surface wear to gold, scuffs to stones and accept this as part and parcel of buying second hand jewellery. I will be as clear as I can with item descriptions and condition statements and aim to make sure you are aware of any potential defects before you buy. Please study the photos carefully as they form part of the condition statement.

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