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Antique Sterling Silver Curb Link Albert Watch Chain Necklace with T-Bar, Medal, Bolt Ring and Dog Clip – 16"

Antique Sterling Silver Curb Link Albert Watch Chain Necklace with T-Bar, Medal, Bolt Ring and Dog Clip – 16"

Regular price £495.00 GBP
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This heavy Albert Chain features curb links, a T-bar, a medal, a bolt ring and dog clip fastening, measuring a wearable length of 16" and modelled in sterling silver.

This chain is hallmarked with the Lion mark on every link. It weighs an impressive 120.13 grams, and the dog clip, t-bar, and jump ring are all original to the chain dating Birmingham, 1911.

It also features a huge medal pendant that has been added, which is dated to Birmingham, 1898.

An Albert chain is a decorative chain initially used to attach a pocket watch to the wearer's clothing. The chain was named after Prince Albert, who was said to have been fond of wearing watch chains. The Dog clip would have been used to attach a pocket watch or fob, and the T-Bar would go through the buttonhole of a waistcoat to secure it in place.

Today, these are worn as necklaces, and the clips can be used to hang pendants or charms.

This is a quality example of an Albert chain, which would make a great addition to any collection.

Sterling Silver

16" necklace length
The links measure 8mm
The dog clip measures 2.4cm x 0.8cm
T-Bar measures 3.9cm
Bolt Ring 1.2cm
Medal 4.5cm x 3.7cm

120.13 grams

There is lion mark on every link
Dog Clip HB&S, Lion mark, Date letter m (1911)
T-bar - HB&S, Lion mark, Date letter m (1911)
Jump Ring - Birmingham, Date letter m (1911)
Bolt Ring - CDB
Medal - W.J.D, Lion mark, Birmingham, Date letter y (1898)

This antique silver Albert watch chain remains in good condition. The links show light surface wear and normal antique patina, each bearing the lion mark. The dog clip is in fine working order, and the bolt ring is secure. The t-bar is in good condition with some small surface marks and wear. Finally, the medal is in good condition, too, with some light surface scratches but not noticeable when worn. All in all, it is a wonderful chunky antique watch chain, and it would make a superb addition to your antique collection.

Item Number - SD252


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