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A type of chain, originally one from which a watch and various objects were suspended, but later any long chain, usually of gold. They were worn from the first quarter of the 19th century until the first quarter of the 20th century.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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