Superb C1870 Antique Victorian 10K Gold Gf Bohemian Garnet Bookchain Necklace

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller goldenheirlooms (4,537) 100%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: AU, US, GB, CA, NZ, Item: 143033760250 SUPERB C1870 ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 10K GOLD GF BOHEMIAN GARNET BOOKCHAIN NECKLACE Please be sure to scroll down the page to view my details photos. Click on any image to enlarge it. On offer is this INCREDIBLE SIGNED Antique Victorian Rose and Yellow Gold Filled Bookchain Necklace........................exact age unknown, but estimated to be Circa 1870. It gives no clue in its appearance to being well over a Century Old and presents in Very Fine Condition! Bookchains were at the height of popularity during the Victorian Era - aptly named because the chain links are folded over to resemble little books. It's been said that a lady would wear the necklace during the day, then use it as a bookmark at night. This one is Absolutely STUNNING in person and one of the MOST Beautiful of it's kind I've had the pleasure to offer. The front of each oblong shaped link on the Chain is stamped with a simple Sunburst design, leaving the links on the underside plain and smooth. Both sides have a glossy, high shine finish. It has a wonderful soft fluidity and drapes beautifully. The Centrepiece or Pendant is comprised of two sections, the lower of which swings freely from the top section. They feature applied Fleur De Lys Motifs and Open Scrollwork and are accented with a total of Nine Faceted Bohemian Garnets held firmly in place by cuffed bezels. IDENTIFICATION: Crafted by H. F. Barrows & Company, established in 1851. Their trademark H.F.B., is stamped on the clasp. It's Extremely RARE to find one of these old Bookchains with a makers trademark, so this is a Special Find! There are no stamps for Gold Purity, but the outer surface returned a positive reading for 10 ct. Gold. Composition is High Grade Gold Filled. COLOUR: The Bookchain itself is Soft Yellow Gold and the Pendant is a combination of Rose and Yellow Gold as pictured. WEIGHT: A Hefty 47.6 Grams! MEASUREMENTS: The links of the Bookchain are 1 cm wide. The wearable length, which includes the width of the Centrepiece is a generous 49 cm (19 1/4"). The Centrepiece is approx. 5.5 cm x 3.5 cm at its widest point. CLOSURE: Clasps directly into the side of the Centrepiece via the Original V Clasp that functions perfectly and is very secure. CONDITION: In Excellent and Remarkable Condition for it's vast age, with light general wear and patina expected on a piece this old, but certainly nothing obvious or detracting. All decorative components are complete and intact, and there are no dents, damage or evidence of any old repairs. The Garnets are all firm in their settings - one has a microscopic graze to the side, but apart from that they are perfect. The links on the chain have held their shape perfectly. A Splendid Victorian Heirloom with an Overall Outstanding Finish! Please read my notes on Policy, Payment & Shipping located all the way down the page. Placing a bid indicates you are fully informed and agree to my terms. Thank you. Click images to enlarge Payment Invoices are generally sent out immediately after each auction and include all payment details. If you are bidding on a single item, payment or contact must be made within 4 days unless prior arrangements have been made. Non paying bidder notices are automatically sent out after four days and Non Paying Bidders will be blocked. PLEASE Note that I DO combine postage, so if you are bidding on multiple items PLEASE DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED BIDDING and PLEASE INFORM ME OF YOUR INTENTIONS. As per eBay Policy items that are paid for seperately CANNOT be sent together. My preferred payment method is Electronic Funds Transfer/Over the Counter Bank Deposit and Paypal. International Bidders Paypal ONLY please. Shipping All DOMESTIC packages are sent via eBay approved Australia Post Parcel with Online Tracking and Signature on Delivery at a cost of $12.00, OR Express Post with Signature on Delivery at a cost of $15.00. ALL invoices INCLUDE an option for Parcel Post AND Express Post - it is up to you which option you choose. There is NO insurance included in these costs. Insurance is available ON REQUEST at a heavily discounted rate of $1 per $100, or part thereof, and cannot be calculated until the end of the auction. If you would like insurance PLEASE contact me immediately after the auction so I can adjust your invoice. While all care is taken I will not be held responsible for loss of uninsured packages. INTERNATIONAL packages are automatically invoiced for Standard International Post OR International Express with Online Tracking and Signature on Deliver. Insurance is MANDATORY for all packages with a final value of $500 or over and can only be calculated at the completion of the auction. Feel free to check out the Australia Post Website auspost.com.au to get an idea of the rates - Insurance is Expensive but is highly recommended. ALL Items are usually posted within 24 hours of receipt of cleared payment. There are no hidden costs as I charge actual cost for postage plus a modest fee for packing material. If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to ask. Your Purchase will be carefully wrapped & packaged to ensure it arrives in good order. Terms of Sale Placing a bid indicates that you have read all the information provided and are in agreement with my Terms. Thank you. About Us I have been selling Antique Jewellery on eBay since 2005. All statements in my descriptions are based on research and my opinion as a collector. Most items I sell are either Gold Filled or Gold Shell. Gold Filled jewellery is constructed from a thick layer of Solid Carat Gold wrapped around a base metal. The base metal may vary and is not always identified. The Gold is mechanically bonded to the base metal using high heat or pressure, and will be as well made as Solid Gold pieces. Vintage and Antique Gold Filled jewellery that was made many years ago will always stand out as Fine Jewellery, not only because of the high Gold content, but also because of the high quality and superior craftsmanship. It will maintain its lustre and appearance the same as solid gold jewellery. It will not flake, peel, fade or tarnish, and can be treasured as an heirloom piece. Gold Filled jewellery should not be confused with Gold Plated jewellery. Gold plated metal is produced by placing the metal into a special solution that contains gold, then electrically charged for an instant. This very thin layer can be worn off by rubbing or through body oils. In contrast, the gold filled jewellery is about 100 times thicker than a plated surface. All Gold is Tested using a GemOro AuRacle AGT3 Digital Gold Tester which is Extremely Accurate and is calibrated before each use. Because all my items are taken in natural light using a macro setting, every detail that would normally not be visible to the naked eye is picked up by the camera lens and appears magnified. In most cases the item will look even better in person than the photos suggest. While my photos are a very important component of the item description, I encourage you to read the Condition report in every listing as I will try my best to mention any flaws. While all weights and measurements provided are as accurate as possible they are approximate. All of my items are either Vintage or Antique. They may exhibit slight imperfections due to age or wear, which is part of their charm. Please take this into consideration. If you are after new, my jewellery is not for you. I DO NOT offer refunds unless an item is grossly misrepresented, nor do I offer refunds for buyer remorse including failure to read the details on measurements and colour, so PLEASE Bid Carefully. ALL sales are final and goods are sold AS IS. If you are unsure PLEASE ASK. I love to answer questions. Contact Us Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Pre-Owned, Condition: Spectacular Necklace in Fine Antique Condition! If viewing from a Mobile Device please use the "Read More" link to access the entire item description which includes Full Measurements and a Detailed Condition Report. Placing a bid will indicate that you have read the entire listing and agree to my terms., Authenticity: Original, Brand: H F Barrows, Certification: Signed by Maker, Era: 1837-1910, Gender: Woman Lady Female, Jewellery Type: Necklace, MPN: Does not apply, Main Colour: Rose & Yellow Gold, Main Stone: Bohemian Garnet, Metal Purity: 10k, Metal: Gold Filled, Modified Item: No

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