Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Ornate Chain 56"
A lovely sterling muff chain from the Art Nouveau (ca1910) era! Made of ellipse shaped sterling links, the necklace is particularly long and has beautiful open wirework design. Each sterling link has a smoothly polished wire loop design and resting in the middle of each is a bowtie-like design. The links alternate with sections of 3 sterling rings, which together form the 56" necklace. In the middle of the chain is a sterling watch swivel clasp, which makes it possible to double the chain or to attach a complimentary pendant or locket. There are several French touch marks on the links of the chain closest to the watch swivel clasp. It's a beautifully made piece and would look lovely worn alone or paired with a complimentary pendant or locket.
Measurements: The chain necklace measures 56" long. Each ellipse shaped link is approximately 3/8" wide and 1/8" tall.
Condition: The overall condition of the chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the sterling links and the clasp is intact and in good working condition.