Antique Sterling Silver ‘Trombone Link’ Watch Chain London 1866

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As many of you know the original single antique Albert watch chains tend to measure around 38cm.  When this one started its life in London in 1866 and was manufactured by Henry Potter (we believe) it also would have been approx 38cm. 

 We know this because 38cm of this chain is original and hallmarked to each link with the lion Passant.  The ‘extra’ 33cm has been handcrafted by a silversmith to virtually match identically the original length of antique chain.

We do not know when or who undertook this fine work as to the untrained eye it matches perfectly other than the ’925’ stamp discreetly stamped to each link.

The original T-bar and sprung dog-clasp are stamped with H.P for Henry Potter and the London date letter for 1866.

Now measuring an impressive 69cm in length and given the open large paperclip links the clasp can be positioned anywhere that suits you.

Very solid and heavy weighing a chunky 95.7 grams this (mostly) antique chain looks and feels fantastic around the neck.  Suitable for any gender this piece commands comments whenever he is worn.

Each link 2.7cm long x 8.8mm wide
T-bar 4cm
Length 69cm or 27 inches
95.74 Grams
Lion passant to half of the links, T-bar and Dog clip
Date letter ‘L’ for 1866 London
H.P for Henry Potter
Excellent antique condition.  No thinning to any of the original 1866 Trombone links, dog clip or T-bar links.  New(er) links are also in excellent condition.  Matching patina to entire chain, the difference in the antique to new links is imperceptible!  Lovingly added to by a previous owner, this chain must have been treasured throughout its history. 

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