This Victorian Gold T-bar Albert chain is absolutely gorgeous! Crafted from solid 9ct Gold, this Albert chain is complete with graduated curb links and Bloodstone Carnelian fob.
This fabulous antique necklace exudes power and elegance, and we love the natural pairing of the late Victorian fob with the Albert chain. All of the curb links are hallmarked, a sartorial sign of prestige, and the Gold has accrued a warm rosy finish from age. Plus, there is a matching Maker's Mark "J.K" with the jump rings, dog-clips and T-bar.
ERA: Late Victorian, c.1893.
MEASUREMENTS: Chain length 16 & 1/4" or 41.5cm.
Curb links graduate from 6mm wide to 8mm wide.
T-bar suspends for 17mm long.
T-bar 37mm long.
Dog clip 24mm long x 8mm wide.
Fob suspends for 72mm.
Fob 35mm long x 32mm wide.
Bloodstone and Carnelian 20mm long x 20mm wide.
MATERIALS: Solid 9ct Gold, Bloodstone, Carnelian / Cornelian.
HALLMARKS: Every link stamped with "9", ".375. Jump rings, dog-clips, t-bar have matching Maker's Mark "J.K". The fob has Maker's Mark "JTJ", Birmingham Assay and date letter "t" for 1893. Birmingham Assay on T-bar.
EXCELLENT: This Victorian Gold T-bar Albert chain is in immaculate antique condition throughout. All of the hallmarks are crisp and intact, so we can confidently date part of this necklace to 1893, although the fob marks are lightly worn from age. The style and heaviness of this piece lends itself to security and strength, so this chain is certainly worth the investment.