An absolutely exquisite antique solid 9ct gold "Albertina" fancy link pocket watch chain with a beautifully decorative spinner fob.
This elegant chain is all original down to the large fob that coordinates with the trombone and love knot links throughout the chain. The entire piece is extensively hallmarked throughout on every conceivable part, all the long chain links are stamped, both dog clips are stamped as is the T-bar and the spinning fob. Always a sign of high quality we have never come across a piece bearing so many matching hallmarks.
Rendered in the warm rosy gold that you only see in antique jewellery, the chain is versatile having a dog/Albert clip at each end, a T-bar in the centre and the fob drop at the end next to a clip. The spinner fob follows the design of the chain and it has a bloodstone on one side and a carnelian on the other.
The chain is 12" (30cm) long, end to end. If worn as a bracelet it would only really fit a 5" (13cm) wrist fastened dog-clip to dog-clip. For an average sized wrist you could fasten the dog-clips directly onto the chain and we would recommend adding a couple of gold jump rings along the chain length for ease of fastening.
Superb watchchain with all the bells and whistles, top quality and in beautiful condition! Please note the bracelet case is not included.
MATERIALS: 9ct gold throughout
GEMSTONES: natural carnelian & bloodstone, 16mm diameter
WEIGHT: 25.2 grams
HALLMARKS: stamped entire length of chain and on the 2 clips and T-bar with '9-375', 'anchor' & 'EWS' for Edward Whitehouse & Sons, Wyse St. Birmingham. Stamped on the fob '9-375', 'anchor', 'EWS' and date letter 'M' for 1886
MEASUREMENTS: length 12" (31cm) end to end, width 5mm. T-bar 33mm, clips 20x8.5mm, fob drop 37mm, the fob itself measures 27x22mm
ERA: Victorian, dated 1886
CONDITION: in excellent antique condition showing minimal light wear, clips in perfect order and no damage to the fob
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Materials: 9ct gold, carnelian, bloodstone.