Sterling Silver Albertina Watch Chain | Antique Victorian Fob Tassel with T-bar | French Silver - 13.5 Inch Long Chain & Clip

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An ornate and intriguing sterling silver Victorian era Albertina fob chain complete with 'Turban' cap T-Bar and a lustrous silver tassel. Many beautiful features show in this lovely chain.

The chain is an exquisite arrangement of double braided foxtail chains, Niello silver beads and fob tassel. The braided chains are nicely pliant and lovely to hold and the well-engineered 'screw down' fob clip is very secure.

The tassel is extraordinary - eight foxtail chains with beaded ends, the cap has a lacy silver trim and a stepped cone top. Astounding silversmithing here!

How was it originally used? The T-bar passes through a jacket or waistcoat button hole and the tassel then suspends below. The clip then unscrews to hold a watch, key or special token and this is then tucked into a pocket if desired.

+ All the details:

Hallmarked sterling silver. The silver bead ring suspending the tassel has a double stamp, one is a classic French maker's mark and the other the Boar's Head of France stamp which is also on the clip.
The fob clip opens by unscrewing a little wheel allowing the clip to hinge open as shown in image #6; screw it back in place to securely hold in place.
The two Niello beads are identical, one is fixed in place at the center of the chain, the other is a slider.

Length (clip end to T-bar end) 13.58 inches or 34.5cm not including the fob tassel drop.
Width - the larger Niello beads measure .4 x .24 inches or 10 x 6mm, the double braided chains are 3mm wide together.
T-bar: 32mm wide
Fob Tassel - 1.77inches or 45mm long, and 10mm wide at the cap. The total drop including the short suspension chain is 80mm or 3.15 inches.

Weight: 15.3 grams

Age: late 1800s

Condition: Excellent. No issues to report - all chains are strong, silver end balls in place and the fob clip is working well. Fabulous natural patina throughout.

Janne's Notes:
The ornate combination of chain and fittings on this piece is wonderful - the Albertina tassel is the icing on the cake! A wonderful piece for a collector of Victorian Silver.

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Another Super Shopping Experience with ClosetGothic! Janne is an Amazing Seller. This Albertina Pocket Watch Chain with Tassel and T-Bar is a True Vision of Loveliness! Thank You for your quick posting and friendly, helpful communication. I am Over the Moon with My Purchases!

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