Very attractive and heavy Victorian Sterling Silver ‘double’ Albert chain with associated T-bar and shield fob.
(Albert chains come in singles and doubles. A double has two dog clips, with a T-bar in the centre).
Weighing a hefty 88.37 grams this substantial chain is also 59cm long and will ‘drop’ quite nicely rather than sit high on the collar bones.
Each and every curb link is stamped with the lion passant for Sterling Silver as are the original dog clips, T bar and Fob.
The T-bar and chain are hallmarked for E. Whitehouse & Son - Vyse Street Birmingham - with date letter for 1900.
The ornate and blank shield fob ( waiting for your inscription ) is hallmarked for William Walter Cashmore
Warstone Lane, Birmingham; subsequently Hockley Hill, Birmingham and date letter for 1889.
In excellent original condition with no mix and matching of replacement pieces this wonderful chain feels luxurious and substantial when worn.
Centre drop 8.5cm
T bar 3.8cm
Lion passant to all links, T-bar and Fob
E.W & S for E.Whitehouse and Sons
WWC for William Walter Cashmore
Anchor for Assay in Birmingham
Date letter to chain and T-bar for 1900
Date letter to Fob for 1889
Very good to excellent condition. No thinning to links, very weighty and strong. Original dog clips, well sprung and excellent condition. Original chain drop and T-Bar. Surface scratches to Fob shield, these could be buffed if desired.