It's in lovely original condition with no damage or repair. It does have some beautiful age related gold patina/patination, commensurate with age, but nothing unusual.
The guard chains were sometimes up to 66 inches in length and were designed to hold watches on dog clips which swivel open. They were originally worn with the chain tucked into a womans belt, and the watch dangled from there. Muff chains also refer to long chains of the Victorian period, created to string through a muff of fur that kept a womans hands warm when she was outside, and held it when she was inside. Length: 56 inches or 142 cm.
Weight: 1.09 oz or 31 grams. This is as good as it gets with regards to heavy 9ct gold, guard/muff chains.I've only got one and once it's gone.... If there's one thing I've learned about antiques/collectables when items are of quality and extremely rare he who hesitates, usually loses out. Genuine, rare, vintage, 9ct gold, guard/muff chains are becoming highly collectable and would add value to any gold collection. A stylish 56 inch long, 9ct gold, guard/muff chain with stunning detailed decoration. A real must for any serious collector and just going to appreciate in value. This would make an ideal gift. It could be worn either as a necklace/pendant or wrapped around the wrist and used as a bracelet. Please note, all our international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when we know the destination of where items are being sent. Please feel free to look at my other items. The item "Fabulous Vintage 9ct Rose Gold 56 Muff Guard Curb Link Chain & Black Velvet Box" is in sale since Thursday, January 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Precious Metal without Stones".jewellery" and is located in Staffordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.