Vulcanised rubber chain

Front view of a necklace showing the short length. Side view of a necklace showing the short length. Close view of a necklace showing the links. Side view of a necklace showing the short length. Close view of a necklace showing the links. Close view of a necklace showing the clasp.
Front view of a necklace showing the short length. Side view of a necklace showing the short length. Close view of a necklace showing the links. Side view of a necklace showing the short length. Close view of a necklace showing the links. Close view of a necklace showing the clasp.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006564SA
Country
Date
1861 - 1901 (circa)

Description

A 525mm long chain comprising 30 figure of eight links and a large hook attached to the end link by a single round link. The chain is light in weight but is typical of the heavy Victorian mourning jewellery made of hard or vulcanised rubber, also known as Ebonite. It is compression moulded and thought to date from the second half of the nineteenth century.
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Dimensions
Width
15mm
Depth
5mm
Length
525mm
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