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This striking mariner link chain is such a rare find!   The chain is Egyptian, with each solid gold link struck with the Cairo hallmark for 18-carat gold and dates to between 1916-1930.


Exceptionally well matched with an oversized statement bolt ring and swivel dog clip that finish the piece wonderfully; both are British-made and date to slightly earlier than the chain, Victorian-era circa 1900, stamped '18' and with a crown mark on the dog clip.


A buttery and vibrant yellow 18ct gold colour, this antique piece can easily be layered with modern and antique gold.


The chubby anchor/mariner links are solid (not hollow) and measure 10mm long by 7mm wide, giving you an overall chunky look.  Another rare antique design feature in this mariner link chain is that the large mariner links are linked to one another rather than having a connecting ring between each mariner link, a more modern take on this divine antique piece.  Also known as anchor links or Gucci links, this style was first seen in the 1800s and has become increasingly popular.


At 15.5 inches long, this fabulous chain makes an eye-catching upper layer whilst also being the ideal length for wearing with an extender or attaching to a bracelet to modify the look and style as you wish.


Weighing almost 63 grams, she is the chain you need to complete your antique jewellery collection.




We have styled her with the Antique 18ct Gold Trombone Chain Extender With Two Rose-Cut Diamonds in the modelled photos, so you can see how she looks worn a little longer as well as on her own. 


Other pieces we have styled with her in the product photos are:  


18ct Gold Interchangeable Pendant With Diamond "Forever" Love Token Coin

Antique Diamond Swallows In Flight With Ruby Eyes And 15ct Gold Curb Necklace

Antique North Star Pendant With Stunning Champagne Rose-Cut Diamond

Rare Antique 18ct Gold Wide Curb Chain With Chester Hallmark Dating To 1898

Antique Egyptian 18ct Gold Mariner Link Chain With Big Bolt Ring And Dog Clip

    • Antique: 1916-1930 (earlier dog clip and bolt ring, circa 1900)
    • 18ct yellow gold
    • Egyptian chain, Cairo hallmarks for 18ct gold on each link ('18' written in Arabic under the struck mark for Cairo).
    • Mariner links: 10mm x 7mm (2mm thick)
    • Length:  15.5 inches
    • Width: 7mm
    • Bolt ring: 14mm (excluding the bail)
    • Swivel dog clip: 23.5mm
    • Weight: 62.93g
    • Hallmarks: Chain links all bear Cairo hallmarks for 18ct gold, dog clip stamped with a crown and '18', bolt ring stamped '18'
    • Excellent antique condition


    Unless otherwise stated, any chains, jewellery boxes, and other items photographed with the listed piece are for advertising purposes only and not sold with this piece.

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