Shield Pendant Fob Double Sterling Silver Albert Watch Chain Antique Edwardian 1902 English

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At this time every well dressed gentleman would hang his pocket watch with this type of chain from his waistcoat or jacket, this is a fantastic double graduating albert watch chain with a shield fob dating to the Edwardian era.
The links of the chain are marked with the silver lion, no dating information but there is a makers mark 'WWC'. This makers mark can also be found to the T bar pendant where there is a date letter 'z' no assay office but could date the chain itself to the late Victorian period in the year 1899. The fob is fully hallmarked but has a different maker 'WJD'. The fob hallmark reads Birmingham assay office & the date letter for the year 1902.
The fob & T bar pendant are in the middle of the double chains. To each end is a secure dog clip clasp, both with good springs. The chains graduate well & the watch chain is long enough to be converted into a chunky chain necklace as they are often worn these days.
Length 39.5 cm or 15.6 inches.
Graduates 0.8 to 0.5 cm or 0.3 to 0.2 inches.
Size of fob including bale 3.4 x 2.1 cm or 1.3 x 0.8 inches.
Weight 42.7 grams or 27.5 penny weight.