Vintage Art Deco Forstner 14K Yellow & White Gold Filled Fancy Link Watch Chain - 13 Inches #c786

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Vintage Art Deco Forstner 14K Yellow & White Gold Filled Fancy Link Watch Chain - 13 Inches #c786
This is a beautiful late Art Deco gold filled watch chain from the Forstner Chain Corp.!

The Forstner Chain Corp. of Irvington, NJ was founded circa 1920 and remained in business until about 1980. They are known for their fine quality gold, sterling silver and gold filled jewelry and watch accessories. Their jewelry pieces are sought after and have become quite collectible.

This lovely Forstner watch chain has a 14K yellow and white gold filled finish. It would have been used by a gentleman to hold a pocket watch, but it is much too lovely to be used for only that purpose! The chain features beautiful two-tone white and gold filigree and solid links that alternate around its entire length. The filigree links have fantastic open filigree centers with deeply chased edges and the solid links have white gold centers with raised decorations and plain gold edges. The chain has a bolt ring clasp and also a dog style clip which was used to hold the pocket watch. It's a beautiful chain that in addition to serving as a pocket watch chain, could be used as a choker necklace or as a double wrapped bracelet. It's a marvelous piece!

The chain measures about 13 inches long and weighs 5.6 grams. It is signed "Forstner" and hallmarked "1/10 14KT Gold Filled" on its attached ring and also hallmarked "1/10 14K" on the dog clip. 

While this chain is perfect for holding an antique pocket watch, I think it would make a great double strand bracelet for the woman with a petite size wrist. If you have a small neck size, it could also be worn as a choker necklace. It would look gorgeous holding an antique pendant, but it's so substantial and interesting it looks great worn just by itself! The chain is in very good vintage condition with some wear to the finish of the dog clip and bolt ring clasp. One of the filigree links appears to be compressed (photo #8) but it really doesn't detract from the beauty or functionality of this superb vintage chain.

SIGNED: FORSTNER & 1/10 14KT GOLD FILLED ON THE ATTACHED RING OF THE CHAIN AND 1/10 14K ON THE DOG CLIP

SIZE: APPROX 13 INCHES LONG

WEIGHT: APPROX 5.6 GRAMS

CONDITION: VERY GOOD, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND SOME FINISH WEAR TO THE CLASP AND DOG CLIP. ONE FILIGREE LINK APPEARS TO BE COMPRESSED (PHOTO #8), BUT IT DOESN'T DETRACT FROM THE BEAUTY OR FUNCTIONALITY OF THE CHAIN.

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