Shield Pendant Fob Watch Chain Sterling Silver Antique Victorian English 1895 Hallmark.
Unusual link with stars to the side of the long links, this is a fantastic sterling silver albert watch chain with a shield fob dating from the late Victorian period.
The sterling silver of the chain is not marked but has been tested, the hallmark can be found to the rear of the pendant fob. This is where you find the anchor mark for the Birmingham assay office with the date letter for 1895, the maker is 'J.A'. Both sides of the pendant fob are blank. The dog clip clasp is also marked silver, the clip has a lazy spring & would need to be fixed or replaced if the dog clip clasp is to be used. The chain is long enough to be converted into a chain necklace.
Length 39.0 cm or 15.4 inches.
Width of chain 0.8 cm or 0.3 inches.
Size of fob including bale 4.9 x 2.8 cm or 1.9 x 1.1 inches.
Weight 57.6 grams or 36 penny weight.