Antique French Gilded Pinchbeck Chain

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a pinchbeck chain gilded in gold. measuring 67cm long, weighing 40g. made in france. c.1830s

Pinchbeck is a durable yellow metal that resembles gold but is made with a combination of copper and zinc—much less zinc than the combo of the same two metals used to produce brass. The formula was developed by Christopher Pinchbeck, a London clockmaker who lived from about 1670 to 1732.

  • Origin French
  • Dimensions 67cm
  • Period Pre 1900