Antique 1880s Austro Hungarian silver book chain necklace
A fabulous Victorian book chain with import marks for the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 19th century. Likely imported from Western Europe, this book chain has a rolo-link with a fringe that reminds me of pine cone buds. Oversized spring ring clasp (also hallmarked) would have been worn at the front to suspend a locket drop, as seen in the photo here. Sterling tested.
Measurements: 18" end to end, 5/8" wide, 40 grams
Era: Victorian, 1872-1902
Markings: Import mark for Austro Hungary, assay in Vienna
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