A top quality, all original antique sterling silver Albertina bracelet displaying every charming design detail you could ever want in one of these distinctive Victorian jewels.
Feminine and romantic it features 5 rows of fancy link chains anchored by engraved heart charms at the ends. Another heart charm holds a long silver tassel charm and a cute bar-bell T-bar that dangles elegantly over your hand when worn as a bracelet. A generously sized silver dog-clip at the other end makes for the perfect clasp. A large Etruscan revival puffy sliding charm holds the chains flat and can be moved into any position along the length. This romantic charm is beautifully embossed and enamelled with roses on one side and pansies on the other, just gorgeous!
Named after Queen Victoria's husband, the distinctive Albertina is the elaborate feminine version of the Albert chain worn by the gents to attach fobs and watches. Albertina's were typically much prettier with beautiful decorative features, they were considered jewellery rather than a functional item and were worn as bracelets or necklaces as well as a watch chain.
This is one of the loveliest examples we have seen, if you have ever wanted a very special Albertina this is the one for you. We particularly like that you can move the sliding charm into any position along the bracelet's length so it will always be visible. A must have for the antique jewelry lover, a timeless classic and effortlessly wearable straight out of the box!
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout, acid tested
MEASUREMENTS: length 7" (17cm) long from the end of the dog-clip to the first end ring with the tassel drop adding 3" (7.5cm) to the overall length. Slider charm measures 23x16mm and 10mm deep. Tassel measures 2-1/4" (5.6cm) tall, 12mm diameter. T-bar 28mm, dog-clip 21x7mm.
WEIGHT: 26 grams
HALLMARKS: stamped 'SS' for sterling silver on the dog-clip and we have acid tested several components to verify it is sterling throughout.
DATE: circa 1880, Victorian
CONDITION: In very, very good antique condition, as expected there is slight age related tarnish here and there, all the parts are original and there are no weak or broken links in the chain links. The enamel slider is in wonderful condition with no enamel loss and it slides freely. The tassel charm is complete with no missing foxtails and the dog-clip is in perfect working order.
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