Learn about Albert Chain, Albertina Chain

An Albert chain, usually made of silver or gold, is a watch chain that was worn in the 19th century. It has a "T" bar on one end, which is used to attach the chain to a button hole in a waiscoat, while the other end is fitted with a swivel hook to attach the watch. There was usually a small length of chain joined to the end with the "T" bar, to which a fob, seal or a charm was attached. When the watch is placed in the waistcoat pocket, the looped chain and fob-end is visible. The links are often twisted to allow the chain to lie flat on the waist coat.

The "Albert" chain was supposedly named after a style of chain worn by Prince Albert, the prince Consort and husband of Queen Victoria.

The "double" Albert was a chain symetrically draped between both watch pockets on the waistcoat, with the T-bar and pendant chain in the middle. One end of the chain had the watch attached, and the other end of the chain may have had Vesta (match) case, cigar cutter or small pocket knife attached. more...
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An Albertina and two watch chains, tri colour gold cased albertina with slide, swivel clasp and a decorative cube, a sterling silver curb link chain with 2 swivel clasps and a t bar and a metal curb chain with 2 clasps

An antique gold Albertina and spinner, the fetter link Albertina with T-bar fitting and ornate key with associated bloodstone and carnelian spinner, all in gold.

An antique 9ct rose gold Albertina with a 9ct rose gold Vespa case, Birmingham, 1906, a curb link albertina chain with a swivel clasp together with a 9ct gold vespa case, engraved Billy. Total weight 28grams.

A Victorian tassel brooch and Albertina. The Victorian tassel brooch presented in original velvet lined box, 15ct yellow gold with central acanthus leaf encrusted in turquoise beads, surrounded by double worked gold rope twist, suspending a double tassel,

A 15ct yellow gold Albertina chain with bloodstone seal curb and long links with a t-bar and seal. Length 18 cm. Total weight 9.2grams

A Howard gold pocket watch, crown wind and set movement, circular silvered grain dial with applied gold Arabic numerals, signed case, dial and movement, 14ct white gold case, 42mm diameter, accompanied by a fancy link Albertina with swivel clasp in 14ct wh

An Edwardian silver collar and locket and other, sterling silver, the collar presented as wide, domed links of low profile, pierced to the outer of each link with geometric design, fitted with round pull clasp, suspending a quality large oval locket with b

A Victorian Albertina. Finely crafted with decorative slide and perfume flask,in yellow, green, pink and white 15ct gold

A 'Horn of Plenty' Albertina in tri colour gold, comprising two strands of fox tail link chain, interspaced with elaborate roundels having applied decoration, terminating with a horn of plenty of conforming decoration and a fob clip, all in 9ct gold

An antique silver Albertina; four row chain with engraved circular slide and tassel drop.

An antique albertina. Yellow gold. Weight 28.46 grams.

A Victorian silver Albertina with rope-link chain, tassel, 'T'-bar and clasped-hand slide.

Gold Albertina: A fine two tone mid 19th century chain. 15ct gold. Weight 22 grams. Provenance: Private collection Ballarat.

Albertina: antique gold Albertina and rolled gold locket. 25.92 grams.

An antique Albertina, the fancy link chain with decorative spacers and fob pendants in tri colour 14ct gold, total weight 34.5gms, total length 215mm

A gold Albertina, comprising elongated links to a swivel clasp, in 18ct gold, total length 430mm, Russian hallmarks

Three colour 15ct gold Albertina with tassel, 28grams

A silver Albertina; Byzantine chain attached with a heart, sphere, t/bar and tassel drop. Length 20 cm. Weight 11.9g

An 18ct gold Albertina; double rope chain with swivel and foxtail tassel drop attached with a 15ct gold t/bar. Length 33 cm. Weight 43.9gm

A gold Albertina, the multi Strand Albertina with T-bar fitting and fob pendant, in 9ct gold, total length 195mm

Hallmarked sterling silver Victorian Albertina. London 1875. Some wear to links. W15.2g

A vintage silver Albertina; featuring two hearts, a swivel clasp, t bar and tassel drop. Wt. 26.8gm.

An antique Albertina, comprising a triple strand of foxtail chain, tri-colour gold slide and tassel fob, all in 9ct gold, total weight 25.15gms, total length 350mm

An antique Albertina, comprising a triple strand of rope twist and foxtail link chains with T-bar fitting, tri-colour gold slide with applied gold and diamond decoration and double tassel fob of conforming design, all in 15ct gold

Early Victorian sterling silver Albertina. Complete with all fittings. (26.7g)

An antique gold Albertina of double strand design with tri-colour gold decorated slide and orb. 14ct yellow rose and green gold. Weight 13.5 grams.

An antique gold Albertina, the 9ct gold double row fancy belcher link chain having two sliding rectangular panels with applied tri colour gold decoration to embossed terminals and finished with a fob clip and t-bar total length 360mm total weight 23.7gms.

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