9ct Rose Gold Albert Chain Antique English
A nice and substantial 9ct rose gold curb chain albert finished with bolt ring clasp and T-bar. Hallmarked 375 with Birmingham assay.
The main use of the watch chain was to simply ensure the pocket watch was secure. The pocket watch emerged in the 17th Century and the style grew in popularity when Charles II introduced the waistcoat in 1675. The albert chain was specifically named after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, they always have a T-bar.
Length: 36 cm or 14.2"
Length of T-bar: 3.6 cm or 1.4"
Diameter of ring clasp: 1 cm or 0.4"
Weight: 13.8 g or 8.9 penny weight
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