A solid, heavy 18 karat yellow gold antique Edwardian Albert chain with alternating trombone & round uniform links with a T-bar. Every link is stamped ‘18' with the crown assay mark, a common finesse mark in England, the anchor for Birmingham and a lower case 'f' to denote the year are applied to the large round link (see image). The Albert chain can be dated to 1905-06.
The chain has one swivel 'dog' clasp and one large spring loaded jump/bolt ring, both of which are in full working order. A great added feature with this particular chain is the t-bar is able to slide freely along the entire length of the chain, a great versatile feature.
Weighing a hefty 58.7 grams and measuring 16” or 400mm long and 8mm wide the chain is a rare example with many similar chains having been scrapped. Traditionally worn as a watch chain suspending a pocket watch, Albert chains can also be worn as necklaces and used to suspend charms and pendants.
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DIMENSIONS - Length 16" (400mm), each trombone link length 23mm and T-bar length 40mm.
MATERIALS - English 18k yellow gold
HALLMARK - Birmingham, 1905-06, every link is stamped '18' with the crown finesse mark.
WEIGHT - 58.7 grams
CONDITION - Very good, wear commensurate with age. NB the links are in excellent condition with very little signs of wear which is very rare for antique18k gold chains.
Antique Edwardian 18k 18ct Gold Trombone Link Albert Watch Chain, circa 1905
Length - Length 16" (400mm)
Width - 8mm
Each trombone link length 23mm and T-bar length 40mm.