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Victorian 9 karat Fetter Link and Love Knot Albert Chain, 16.5 inches

Victorian 9 karat Fetter Link and Love Knot Albert Chain, 16.5 inches

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1910: Item # 1487402
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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Our c1900 9 carat 16.5" long Albert Chain has a slim fetter link, sometimes known as a paper clip link, connected to a love knot link in a repeating pattern. T-bar and ring clasps are stamped 9ct (for 9 carat) and 375. Each fetter link is also stamped 375 and each love knot is stamped with a Birmingham mark and another difficult to distinguish mark. Alberts are named for Prince Albert who popularized the wearing of a vest with pocket watch and a fob on a chain, the watch in the vest pocket, with fob and T-Bar dangling. During the Victorian era, links like the fetter link were often employed to cut down on the laborious process of assembling many smaller links, as Alberts and watch chains were assembled by hand. We love the combination of the fetter link and love knot, an important Victorian motif. If you are in search of an Albert with a more slender appearance to add to your “neck mess”, this chain works well. This Albert also seems to have a slightly yellower gold tones, which you can judge for yourself in the photos. The last photo shows this chain as the middle chain and compares it to 2 other Alberts we have listed on First Dibs. Listing numbers are as shown. Our chain weighs 32 grams.