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A grand antique Edwardian Albert chain made up of solid sterling silver curb links that lead to a T-bar at the bottom. Each is stamped with a sterling lion mark and gilded in a bright 18ct yellow gold.
Albert chains were named after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort and were traditionally worn by gentlemen to secure a pocket watch to the buttonhole of a waistcoat. Today, they are also worn as stylish necklaces; a custom that was started by the wives of soldiers during the first world war who wore the chains as a keepsake in the hope they’d return home safely.
It's a solid chain with a good weight and bears Birmingham hallmarks dating to 1910. It’s fitted with two claw clasps so it can be worn as a traditional Albert or worn as a necklace.
WEIGHT: 61.4 grams
MEASURES: Length 16.5 inches x Width 7mm – T-Bar Length 40mm x Width 2.5mm - Drop 30mm down
METAL: Sterling Silver/ 18ct Gold gilt
AGE: Edwardian. (Dated 1910)
MARKS: Sterling Lions stamps, Birmingham hallmarks, Maker’s mark (H.P.)
ITEM NUMBER: 23-978
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