Dated 1883, this fine Scottish silver Albertina pocket watch chain has a castle tower fob charm and it is hallmarked on every link which always a sign of a top quality watch chain, it can also be worn as a bracelet.
The Albertina is the feminine version of the Albert pocket watch chain and they are a lot more decorative, they make for a welcome change from the typical curb chains of the era! The fancy link chain features lovers knot links as well as infinity links that are accented in the centres with reeded silver rods. A silver T-bar, dog clip and a romantic castle tower charm, often called a turret) completes this charming piece.
A must have for the antique jewelry lover, Albertinas are a timeless classic and perfect for wearing alone as a signature piece or layering with other antique bracelets!
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout
MEASUREMENTS: 8" (20cm) fastened as a bracelet, fob drop length 2-1/2" (6.5cm), T-bar 28mm, dog clip 25x8mmto the bottom of the fob. The fob measures 1-3/4 tall by 1-1/4" wide.
WEIGHT: 25.6 grams
HALLMARKS: Lion passant for sterling silver on every link and on the T-bar & clip, also stamped with date letter 'b' for 1883 and makers mark 'JS*'
DATE: dated 1883, Victorian
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition with light surface wear as expected but nothing untoward, please see photos, the clip is in perfect working order.
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