French Georgian 14k Gold Wide Link Muff Chain
A beautiful heavy Georgian 14k Gold muff chain from France. It is made of round links that have a slight dotted texture. Each link is in great condition. A great feature about this necklace is the hand clasp, it is large and the hand is wearing a snake bracelet with a ruby ring on the pinky - chic! The clasp has a seashell stamp which is the French hallmark for 14k gold. Since the chain is delicately made, 14k would have stood up to wear better than 18k gold. It is called a muff chain because women of the period would have used the chain to thread through their muff and use the chain to hold the muff indoors. Today the chain is lovely doubled around the neck and layered. The chain is 46 inches in length.