Chain formed of fifty-two hand-made gold filigree links with later snap clasp.The links made of flat ribbon wire and formed of four outward facing curls with flat discs at the joins and four small granules inside at each angle.
- Length: 80 centimetres
- Height: 0.8 centimetres
Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 403:
The links, which vary in size, resemble in design the links of the rosary, 435, which is perhaps Spanish in origin. The fact that there are fifty-two links may relate to the number of weeks in a year.
Information supplementary to Hull Grundy catalogue:
This chain is typical of those made in South east Asia. The most likely origin is Malaysia, but similar work occurs also in Sir Lanka (information kindly supplied by Jane Perry, 22.5.2013).
19 April 1994
Reason for treatment
1983 Greasy and dirty RAR 1991 Lightly tarnished CRE
1983 Cleaned with Detarol EDTA 10% in water. Washed with tap water. Dried with tissue. RAR 1991 Tarnish was removed using Goddards Hotel Silver Dip by immersion and brushing. Washed in running tap water. Dried with kleenex tissue and hot air from blower. CRE
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT8580
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