Victorian Sterling Silver Albert Chain, Antique Necklace with Dog Clips, T-Bar & 1816 Shilling Coin.Add to Wishlist
Antique chunky sterling silver double Albert chain. This watch chain dates to the late 19th century. It's designed with two matching sections with a dog clip on each end and a t-bar and coin in the centre. Each matching half has beautifully graduated links which are narrower toward the ends and centre and wider in the middle. While this piece was originally made for a man's pocket watch, it's long enough to wear as a chain necklace, making it very wearable for the modern woman. The dog clips are useful to adding charms and pendants. The coin, a 1816 George III shilling is pretty, making a large pendant, showing wear with use and age. Circa 1880s - 1910 chain, earlier coin.
Hallmarked on the t-bar and dog clips, no assay office given, what looks like a J date letter. Each curb link also stamped with the lion passant.
Measures approx 42 cm / 16.5 inches wearable length. T-bar drops approx 4 cm / 1.6 inches. Curb links are 6.2 mm to 9 mm wide.
Weighs 63.8 grams. This is a substantial piece with a nice weight.