Although the watch chain has been in circulation since the 16th Century, the Albert watch chain was introduced much later. During the 19th Century Albert chains were first seen named after a style of watch chain Prince Albert wore during the Victorian period. The chain would traditionally feature a T-bar on one end used to affix the chain to a vest buttonhole.
This one makes a perfect stack addition or iconic chocker with its triple hallmarked T-bar and two-tone train-car spacers. The soft hand-faceted rollo links are a glorious addition to any texture collection. English, Birmingham hallmarked.
Materials and Features: 15k gold, pearl
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1860
Measurements: 13" length, 20.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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