Hallmarked for 1908, this English silver Albertina pocket watch chain has a delightful puffy love heart charm and it is stamped with a lion passant for sterling on nearly every link -- always a sign of a quality watch chain.
The Albertina is the feminine version of the Albert watch chain, they are a smaller size and a finer gauge than the gents versions that tend towards the big and chunky.
This is quite a dainty chain with curb links it has a T-bar and dog-clip that are both stamped with the same makers marks and date letter so we can be confident they are original to each other.
Watch chains like these are popular to wear as a bracelet but as it stands this one is not long enough to be wrapped round the wrist twice. It can be still be used as originally intended or you could get creative with the addition of a silver spring ring or two!
This watch chain is in very good antique condition with expected signs of use and age, there is some wearing thin of the silver in between the links but nothing detrimental. The clip is in perfect working order, please see the photos (any yellow areas are reflection) and we have more photos of this piece on our website at www.mercymadge.com .
A collectors favourite and a lovely way to bring Edwardian style into your twenty-first century wardrobe! Evoking an era of bygone elegance this is a fab chain for a wedding groom looking for smaller more refined silver accessories.
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout
MEASUREMENTS: 12" (30.5cm) long end to end (measured from the end of the dog-clip to the end of the T-bar), the charm drop length is 2-1/4" (5.5cm), heart charm 18x16mm, dog-clip 20x7mm, T-bar 1-1/2" (3.5cm). The curb chain links graduate from 7x5mm to 6x4mm, the round links connecting the T-bar are 6mm diameter.
WEIGHT: 19 grams
HALLMARKS: hallmarks are worn, stamped with a lion passant on the majority of links, stamped on the T-bar & dog-clip with lion passant and date letter 'i' for 1908, also stamped with 'B&B' makers marks, the charm is stamped 'SILVER' and older mark for sterling.
DATE: dated 1908, Edwardian
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Materials: Sterling Silver.