Victorian Sterling Silver Watch Chain Necklace T Bar
This antique sterling silver watch chain was handcrafted in Birmingham, England right at the turn of the century, but it's as contemporary and wearable today as it was over 120 years ago. In pristine condition and complete with a full set of English hallmarks, it bears the anchor mark, for Birmingham, the lion rampant, which indicates it’s metal purity as sterling silver, as well as the letter year codes ‘x’, 'a' and 'b' for the years 1897, 1900 and 1901. It was not uncommon at the time for each fitting to be made by a different silversmith and assembled later by another, thus the potential for multiple hallmarks. In this case the maker’s marks reads, ‘H.P.’, 'S.S." and 'J.R.'. A perfect 17.5 inches in length, this weighty, solid linked chain comes in at 45.3 grams.
A classic in it's day, the Victorian "Double Albert" watch chain was a staple in the wardrobe of every Victorian gentleman. And, although pocket watches may have fallen out of fashion, the style and versatility of these chains have made them transition perfectly for wear today as ladies neck pieces. Indeed, there really is nothing quite so iconic as the silver watch chain, duplicated by top designers time and time again, this classic is a go-with-anything staple of any well-dressed woman's jewelry wardrobe. But, why buy a reproduction of a classic when you can have a hand made antique original as stunning as this one?
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ITEM ID: WNA21518VA
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