Victorian Gutta Percha 52 in Memento Mori 1860s Necklace
Goth vintage large chain link gutta percha Victorian mourning jewelry antique necklace! The chain is a series of thick hexagon links having double holes and long enough to slip over your head or double. Exquisitely produced and a most unique piece of Victorian mourning jewelry that is as wearable today as it was 150 years ago!
Gutta percha is derived from tropical trees indigenous to Southeast Asia. The sap from the trees formed a latex which allowed the Victorians to create jewelry, furniture as well as dentistry. Blocks of gray, black and brown were used by the artists to create the pieces. This necklace/watch chain is a wonderful piece of Victorian history and very well preserved.
Materials: Gutta Percha
Measurements: 52 inches with the links measuring 5/8 inch wide and 3/8 inch thick
Circa: 1850-1860 Civil War Era
Condition: Very good antique condition...all beads have no chips or nicks. A superb antique piece of mourning jewelry!