What a statement piece this 18" antique heavy Silver double link Albert chain is! Over 80 grams of hallmarked English Sterling Silver, this piece is a fantastic choice if you want amp up the androgyny of your necklace stack.
Steeped in history, this Silver Albert chain has a suspended medal fob, hallmarked to 1894, with a chunky T-bar to match. Originally, this piece would have been worn through a gentleman's waistcoat, but today you can drape it over your neck to connect with your inner sophisticated steampunk.
ERA: Victorian, c.1894.
MEASUREMENTS: Chain length 18 & 1/2"or 47cm.
Chain width 8.5mm.
T-bar 40mm long x 3mm wide.
Fob 37mm long x 27mm wide.
Dog clip 22mm long x 7.5mm wide.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver.
HALLMARKS: On Medal "S.BROS", "Lion Passant, date letter "u" for the year 1894, Birmingham Assay. On T-bar "WWC", Lion Passant & obscured date letter. Obscured hallmarks on dog clip, "PATENT" inside dog clip. Tests as Sterling Silver throughout.
VERY GOOD: This 18" antique heavy Silver double link Albert chain is in fantastic condition. The heaviness of the chain lends itself to durability and strength, with all of the double links securely connected to the next. There is some general light surface wear to the chain in general, with some smoothening of the inscriptions and the odd ding to the Silver. However, this is nothing to worry about and rather adds to this piece's tough edgy allure. Nevertheless, you can still confidently wear this chain for many more years - we cannot wait to see how you style it!