Antique Sterling Silver Watch / Fob Chain And 9ct Front Sterling Medallion
Quite a heavy, 51.05 grams, Sterling Silver antique watch chain which has been conveniently lengthened to fit so well around the neck.
The watch chain is stamped with the lion passant to each graduated curb link, T-bar and Dog clips and was crafted by Betts and Sons and hallmarked as such with date letter ‘x’ for 1897.
With a later addition of a lovely double sided shield medallion with a 9ct raised shield to one side and a silver shield to the verso, both bear no initials or engraving.
The later shield is by JW Tiptaft & Sons and dated for 1908 and hallmarked as such.
In lovey antique condition and measures, with the addition of a graduated length of similarly hallmarked graduated segment, 44cms.
Every popular these chains never go out of style, classy, elegant and timeless.
44cm in length
Shield 3cm x 2.2cm
Watch Chain -
‘B&S’ for Betts and Sons
‘x’ for date letter 1897
J..W.T. for JW Tiptaft & Sons Ltd.
‘i’ for date letter 1908
“J.W. Tiptaft & Sons
Founded in 1882 by James Walter Tiptaft who went in partnership with his son Norman in 1909. The firm was sold to Blanckensee in the late 1930s”.
Very nice antique condition. Shield has very minor scuffs, can be fully polished to new if desired, inconsequential. 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. Slight natural patina, can be polished to new if needed.Purchase Summary
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