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Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain
Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain

Victorian Sterling Silver and Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain

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A wonderful antique Victorian Albert/Albertina pocket watch chain with a drop to attach a fob or charm.

Fashioned from real hair that is tightly braided around thick cord the chain has sterling silver fittings and end caps that are engraved in a line and dot pattern. The chain is nice and flexible and it has the requisite silver T-bar and dog clip. At a full 15 inches long it can be worn doubled as a unique bracelet or even a short necklace.

The chain is in very, very good condition, there is slight breakage at the edge which is to be expected, but no signs any major problems or worrying fraying. Surprisingly robust despite being made from hair these watch chains have stood the the long test of time and are a lot more durable that you might think!

A delightful example of hairwork jewellery and very collectible. Once an integral part of the Victorian wardrobe Albert watch chains were used by both men and women (the ladies versions were known as Albertinas) to attach a pocket watch to the vest or jacket. Hair chains might have been memorial or mourning pieces or they may have simply been worn as love tokens. To the Victorians sentimental hair jewelry represented love. loss, intimacy and friendship.

MATERIALS: hair, sterling silver

DATE: Victorian, circa 1880

MEASUREMENTS: Measures 15" (38 cm) end to end and 7mm diameter

WEIGHT: 15 grams

MARKS: None

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- Unless otherwise stated any antique boxes in our photos are for display only and are not included in purchase. However, do rest assured all items will arrive gift wrapped in a custom Mercy Madge jewellery presentation box.

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- Our photographs are taken with a magnified macro lens to show you every tiny detail, flaws are exaggerated and aren't as noticeable to the naked eye, similarly shadows caused by studio lighting can give rise to discoloured areas that don't exist.

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