Antique Vulcanite Chain Bracelet | Victorian Black Fob Chain | Vulcanite Black Large Link Chain & Hook Clasp, Gothic Revival - 7 Inches Long

$165.00

A Victorian era fob chain in wonderful satin finish Vulcanite, a rich black in color and perfectly smooth. Perfectly useful as originally intended, beautiful re-purposed as a gorgeous chunky (but light) black bracelet.

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The Bracelet
The large links are moulded from Vulcanite, also sometimes called 'ebonite', which was made by combining and heating rubber with sulphur. Invented in the 1840s, Vulcanite was very popular in Victorian jewelry. It is light and comfortable to wear.

The hook and ring fittings are black enamelled brass.

Bracelet size:

Fit: medium wrist
The chain and fittings end to end measure 8.5 inches
*** please note that because of the thickness, this bracelet fits up to a 7 inch or 178mm wrist.
The chain is .5 inches or 13mm wide.

Age: mid 1800s. At least 150 years old.

Weight: 14.9 grams.

Condition: Very good. The chain links are excellent, the metal fittings have lost a little black enamel - could easily be repainted but signs of use are of historical interest. Vulcanite that has been exposed to a lot of light is quite olive in color - this cuff is still nicely black. Though each is circular, every link is slightly different in form; on examination, every second link has a split where the chain has been pieced together - amazing.

Janne's Notes:
Wonderful for a collector of Victoriana but also lovely to wear!

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