This quality English antique Albert chain necklace features a T-bar drop and dog clip fastening, measuring 17" in length and modeled in solid 15 karat gold. Each component link is hallmarked "15" and ".625" for 15 karat gold and the T-Bar is hallmarked with the B H Britton & Sons maker's mark "B&S".
An Albert chain is a decorative chain, originally used to attach a pocket watch to the wearer's clothing. The chain was named after Prince Albert, who was said to have been fond of wearing watch chains. The dog clip would have been used to attach the pocket watch and the T-Bar would go through the button hole of a waistcoat to secure in place. Today these are often worn as necklaces and the "fob drop" can be used to hang a pendant from around the neck.
- Solid 15K yellow gold with dog clip clasp
- "fob drop" additional length of links
- Hallmark / Stamp: "B&S" 15/.625
- Necklace Length: 43cm (17")
- Necklace Width: 0.6cm
- T Bar Length: 3.7cm
- Weight: 53.0 Grams
In excellent condition, please see photos
The photos are of the actual necklace for sale
|Brand||B H Britton & Sons|