ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ALBERT CHAIN NECKLACE 9CT GOLD CIRCA 1880
An exquisite Antique late Victorian Albert chain made up of long, interlocking links connected by knotted rope links. Each is crafted in a rosy 9ct Gold and leads to a T-bar at the bottom complete with 9ct stamps.
Albert chains were named after Prince Albert and were used by wealthy Victorian gentlemen to secure a pocket watch by attaching it via the T-bar to the buttonhole of a waistcoat. Today though, they have taken on a new function and commonly worn as a women’s statement necklace.
It’s a wonderful piece, with a good weight to it and is held securely by two claw clasps.
WEIGHT: 33 grams
MEASURES: Length 16 inches x Width 5.5mm - T-bar drop 37mm x Width 2mm x length 41mm
METAL: 9ct Gold (stamped)
AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1880)
MARKS: 375/ 9ct stamps, Maker’s mark (A.S.)
ITEM NUMBER: AJ502