Ok, it is not human jewelry, but it represents the apex of canine adornment. For this beauty is a magnificent, solid sterling silver dog collar in an altogether spectacular style.
Weighty? You bet at a grand 5.42 ounces of silver, or 148 grams, your collection of antique dog collars is now kicked up a few notches, or your pooch, will be pampered like no other.
Every link is hallmarked, and one link before the female clasp end, has a full set of English hallmarks. And the year of creation...1880 in London.
The dog collar alternates two styles of links. One is an eight-sided octagon and the other is a neoclassical wreath or garland. These are solid and not hollow!
At the ends of the collar, a female keyhole combines with a male loop for locking and suspending a leash or tag.
Each link end moves freely and easily with a fine five-part hinge. In total the collar length is 14 1/2 inches, so go measure your pup!
For the antique dog collar collector, absolutely the best The Three Graces has seen!
In Kent, England, there is a dog collar museum as part of Leeds Castle! The paper cover book, "Four centuries of dog collars at Leeds Castle" proves a superb reference. A free copy of this scarce book will come with your purchase! Most copies, if you can find them, range from $75-$100.