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Fine Antique Silver Albertina Chain with Tassels and T-bar c.1880

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SKU: 2162

Description:

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    A fine antique Silver Albertina chain steeped in history and offered in immaculate condition. 

    This handsome chain measures 12" long, or 15.5" long if you include the matching twin tassels and a wonderful repousse sliding bead. You can wear it to keep your favourite pocket watch safe, wrap it double around the wrist as a beautiful Boho bracelet.

    You can even join it with your other antique chains and wear them long as a dramatically different necklace!

    It features one original swivelling dog-clip as well as a solid Silver T-bar, all of which have the same perfectly matching soft patina.

    Did you know Victorian Albertina chains were used for a number of purposes during the 1800's? Upper-class ladies would attach their pocket watches or perhaps their coin holders, whilst the maids and cleaners would attach more functional objects such as tools or sets of keys.

    Item Details:

    ERA: Victorian, c.1880

    MEASUREMENTS: 
    The chain measures 12" or 30cm, excluding the tassels and T-bar.
    Including the T-bar and tassels the chain is 15.5" or 39cm from end to end.
    The T-bar is 35mm across.
    The tassels are both 25mm long.
    Weight: 27.9g

    MATERIALS: Sterling Silver

    HALLMARKS: None present. Tested as Sterling throughout.

    CONDITION:

    EXCELLENT:  This fine Antique Silver Albertina chain is in impeccable condition. There are no dents, defects or repairs of any kind. The two tassel charms each have all of the little beaded ends and perfectly match each other- which is a rare find! The three-dimensional beads are also perfect and the dog-clip fastens the chain safely.