Antique Sterling Silver Watch Chain circa 1897 / Silver And Seed Pearl Pocket Watch circa 1900

Lovely combination piece featuring a Continental pocket watch ( not working ) constructed of Silver, probably 800 continental silver and Swill made, emerald green guilloche enamel and seed pearls and measuring 2.8cm in diameter.

Dating to around 1900 this dear little watch has been, we believe, over wound, and could possibly be fixed but we offer no guarantee of this.  It is such a lovely piece and lends itself to a feature pendant perfectly.
It can be worn with watch face presenting forward, or the verso which has a delicate floral motif with 4 little seed pearls set in silver.

The graduated sterling silver fob chain / watch chain and T-bar is by renowned maker Betts and Sons Birmingham (see below to link for the fascinating history of this company), and hallmarked as such and date stamped for 1897.

Each link of the chain is stamped with the lion passant as is the T-bar and dog clip fasteners, which are in excellent working order.

Measuring 36cm from clasp to clasp this is for a small neck.  The addition of several silver jump rings is an easy and inexpensive solution if required.
History of Betts and Sons

Seed Pearls
Pocket watch 2.8cm diameter
Length 36cm (Can be easily lengthened with addition of sterling jump rings)
T-bar 4cm
59.33 Grams
Watch Chain -
‘BS’ for Betts and Sons
‘x’ for date letter 1897
Enamel Watch
No marks
Silver 800
Guilloche Enamel
Watch chain is in very good antique condition, natural patina. Dog clips work perfectly, nice and tight.
Guilloche enamel watch is not working, believed to be over wound but cannot guarantee, sold as decorative pendant only.  Good condition with one small areal of loss to enamel to the outside edge, not very visible to the front and only noting for accuracy, does not detract from the beauty of this piece

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