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Antique Pinchbeck Muff Chain with Hand Clasp c1840

Antique Pinchbeck Muff Chain with Hand Clasp c1840


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1349046

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Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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 $6,860.00 
Fabulous Georgian Pinchbeck muff chain with a hand clasp set with colored paste stones. Christopher Pinchbeck developed an alloy of copper and zinc in 1720 that had the look of real gold and did not tarnish. The jewelry made with this alloy survives today giving us the enjoyment of its beauty. A muff chain is a long chain worn around the neck fastened to ladies muffs. This chain measures 49" long by 1/4" wide.