A fantastic all original antique ALBO gold plated heavy duty Albert watch chain that can be double wrapped around the wrist for wear as a distinctive bracelet.
The chain is a lovely pale gold colour, it is a thick chunky gauge and has a T-bar, dog-clip and a fabulous large sized horseshoe fob. Hailing from the Victorian era this chain was manufactured by the NC Reading Company who had a prolific chain making workshop located in Birmingham's jewellery quarter in England. The company produced an extensive range of ladies and gents gold and silver plated pocket watch chains under their "ALBO" trademark.
A must have for the antique jewelry lover, equestrian or dapper dandy!
MATERIALS: gold plated metal
MEASUREMENTS: total length 14-3/4" (37.5cm) measured from the dog-clip to the jump ring on the fob. Drape length if wearing as a watch chain is 13" (33cm). T-bar 1-1/2" (4cm), dog-clip 1" (2.5cm). The fob measures 1-1/4" (3.2cm) tall and the chain links graduate from roughly 10x8mm to 7x5mm and 2.5mm thick
WEIGHT: 37.2 grams
MARKS: stamped 'NCR co' for N.C. Reading & Co. on the dog-clip
DATE: 1880's, Victorian
CONDITION: in very, very good condition with light surface wear and some colour fading to the gold wash as expected in an antique gold plated piece, please see the photos. The dog-clip is a little "loose" in the internal spring but it still fastens securely
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Materials: Gold Plated Metal.