Vintage Art Deco H.F. Barrows 12K Yellow Gold Filled Chased Fancy Link Watch Chain 13 7/8" #c756

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Vintage Art Deco H.F. Barrows 12K Yellow Gold Filled Chased Fancy Link Watch Chain 13 7/8" #c756
This is a wonderful vintage 12K yellow gold filled watch chain from the H.F. Barrows company!

The H.F. Barrows company of Massachusetts was founded in the mid-1800s by Henry F. Barrows. The company manufactured a variety of gold filled jewelry pieces and continued in business until the 1970s. From the style and construction of this watch chain, I am dating it to the 1930s. 

This lovely gold filled chain would have been used by a gentleman to hold a pocket watch, but it is much too fabulous to be used for only that purpose! The chain is comprised of marvelously unique, rectangular links that are three-dimensional and decorated with fantastic chased Art Deco geometric designs. 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 7/8 inches long, 2mm wide and weighs 9.0 grams. It is signed "H.F.B." for H.F. Barrows Co. and hallmarked "1/20 12K" on the bolt ring clasp.

While this chain is perfect for holding an antique pocket watch, I think it would make a great double strand bracelet! 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 excellent vintage condition with some wear to the finish of the dog clip and some overall patina from age. It's an exceptional vintage find!

SIGNED: H.F.B. FOR H.F. BARROWS CO. ON THE DOG CLIP AND 1/20 12K ON THE BOLT RING CLASP

SIZE: APPROX 13 7/8 INCHES LONG AND 2MM WIDE

WEIGHT: APPROX 9.0 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THERE IS SOME WEAR TO THE FINISH OF THE DOG CLIP AND THE GOLD HAS DEVELOPED A PATINA FROM AGE.

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