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Early oval Belcher long guard chain with crested seal agate fob

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A doubled oval Belcher chain in gilt with a swivel dog-clip at one end and a link at the other.

The chain measures 60” in length, therefore 30” when doubled.

Suspended from the doubled chain is an early, heavy gilt fob of agate, family crest intaglio.

The motto “QUI ES IN COELO” (Who is in heaven) is engraved at the base, an angled, quartered shield, a large bird with wings spread, facing heavenward toward the sun and rays in the upper corner.

English, 18th century

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