Fabulous antique Double Albert watch chain crafted in Australia around the turn of the century or just in to the first decade of the 20th century by one of our early Australian firms A.J. Long and Co - Melbourne.
Manufactured from 9ct rose gold in non-graduated curb link style with a sliding T-bar fob and associated chain which would have held a further ornate fob or medallion shield if desired. This extra piece of chain is just waiting for its new owned to add his or her personal favourite pendant, or not, as it looks wonderful just the way it is.
The close style curb links are solid and show no wear in between links, The lobster clasps are large and work perfectly retaining their tight springiness.
Measuring a fantastic length end to end of 45cm this one tends to sit just below the collar bones and of course the sliding T-bar drops another 3cm below this.
Chains of this quality especially hallmarked Australian ones are highly collectible in their own right but also so very wearable and an asset to any jewellery wardrobe.
T-bar drops 3cm from chain
T-bar 3.cm Long
‘Winged Wheel’ to both Dog-clips for A.J. Long
Tiny indistinct marks to most curb links also
9c to T-bar
Tested via XRF also as 9ct gold
Very very good antique condition. No thinning to links, dog clips or components suspending sliding T-bar. Clips are large, strong and work perfectly. Lovely colour, soft and rosy in hue. Great length.|