Rare Russian Two-Color Gold Watchchain, circa 1900
From the Romanov era, period of Tsar Nicholas II, of rose and green gold, simulating the cable chains of the Russian navy fleet, completely original and fully hallmarked on each end. Cable link is soldered by the jeweler at every other link to limit droop of chain.
10 ½ in. (26.7) long.
Kostroma, 1908-17, 56 stamped on one end, Cyrillic EK, reverse Soviet Moscow mark.
Kostroma, a part of the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns, had a thriving jewelry industry in the late 19th century to early 20th century.