A superb quality English Victorian sterling silver Albert watch chain necklace with a gold and silver pendant fob hallmarked for 1897.
The perfect necklace length at 18" this fabulous antique chain has thick curb links and a heavy duty dog-clip fastener. A wonderful two sided Scottish fob pendant suspends from the centre of the chain. The fob is intricately engraved in a cut-out design. One side is completely silver and is decorated in the Scottish lion rampant, a Saltire (St Andrews) and thistles. The reverse has a 9ct gold overlay shield engraved "W.Keir" and gold ribbons engraved "E.C.C" and "1897" with thistles and a cross in silver.
A gorgeous antique necklace and a versatile addition to any antique jewellery collection.
MATERIALS: sterling silver, 9ct gold
MEASUREMENTS: 18" (46cm) necklace length end to end, pendant/fob 2" (5cm) tall with bale, 1-1/4" (3cm) wide. Chain links approx 7.5x5mm and 1.5mm thick, clip 1" (2.5cm) length
WEIGHT: 41 grams
HALLMARKS: chain stamped 'lion passant' on end rings, clip stamped 'sterling', fob stamped 'lion passant' for sterling, 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'X' for 1897 and a worn makers mark
ERA: Victorian circa 1890
CONDITION: in very, very good condition, beautifully polished with light surface wear as expected in an antique piece.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, 9ct Gold.