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Larard Brothers was originally established as Larard and Sons in 1874 and quickly became well known as one of the finest jewellers in Australia that now makes pieces by them highly sought after, and here we not only have an antique full length Albert chain by them, but one that is also in 15 carat gold. Originally made for a man to connect his pocket watch to, now double length Albert chains such as these are more commonly worn around the neck where they make a wonderful statement. More commonly found in 9 carat gold, finding one that is not only in 15 carat gold, but also still in excellent condition over 120 years later is even more exciting. The colour of the gold has such a beautiful soft tone to it that looks even more beautiful on the skin, and this is so comfortable and easy to wear all the time. Measuring 39cm from end to end, the twisted oval links each measure 2.1cm in length and are all connected by those gorgeous knot designs that add such a beautiful elegance to the chain. As beautiful and in wonderful condition today as when it was made, this antique Albert chain is as beautiful as it is rare. Stock# T1010 Maker: Larard Bros (Brothers) Circa: 1900 $5,850
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The Albert chain was originally designed to hold a pocket watch to a gents waistcoat, however when men put down their pocket watches in place of the "new" wrist watches at the turn of the 20th century, after a while savvy women started to wear these around their neck, and here is an amazing antique Albert chain that not only looks so beautiful but feels so tactile to touch and wear. Made in Birmingham in 1900, it was made in 9 carat rose gold and has such a lovely colour to it that has achieved a delightful patina that looks even better set against the skin. Made with the traditional curb links measuring 7mm wide, what separates this Albert chain from so many others, are the round facetted belcher links set between each curb link. Not only do these add a wonderful feature, but the way they roll through the fingers and even along the neck makes it both look and feel spectacular. This is a full double Albert and measures 44cm from end to end and has its original tee bar in the centre. This tee bar was originally used in the same way as a cufflink slides through a French cuff to secure it, and now when worn as a necklace sits beautifully in the centre. Without a doubt, this is such an elegant Albert chain that is not only long enough to wear around the neck, also in superb condition, but also one that is as unique as it is beautiful. Stock# ES7542 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1900 $5,600
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Here is not only and incredibly beautiful but also a very rare early Australian antique Albert chain made by William Drummond & Co in the 1890's that is still in superb condition even after 130 years has passed since being made. Traditionally the Albert chain or fob watch chain as they are also known by, was made to hold a gents pocket watch attached to a vest, however a full double Albert such as this one here, is today more commonly worn around a womanâ€™s neck were they sit perfectly. Made in 9 carat gold, the links of this Albert chain show no wear and are in superb condition. Measuring 39.4cm from end to end, the links are just so beautiful to admire and the entire piece has a wonderful patina and heft to it that makes it both look and feel stunning around the neck. Looking closely at the long links, there is so much detail that separates this from so many others, and then the fancy links connecting them add an additional level of both charm and character. Fitted with its original swivels at each end, and its tee bar in the centre, this is a arguably one of the finest genuine antique Albert chains that you will ever find. Stock# ES9120 Maker: William Drummond Circa: 1890 $Sold.
The Albert chain or fob watch chain as they are also known by, was made to hold a gents pocket watch on a vest, however a full double Albert such as this one here, is today more commonly worn around a womanâ€™s neck were they sit perfectly. This one is made in solid 18 carat yellow gold and was made in the early 1900's and is still in excellent condition even though well more than 100 years have passed since it was made. Measuring 42cm from end to end, each of the curb links measure 4mm in width and have such a smooth feel to them making it so comfortable to wear around the neck, or as it was traditionally meant to be worn when attached to a pocket watch. Original double Albert chains in solid 18 carat gold are hard to come by, and this one is just perfect in all respects. Stock# ES8695 Circa: 1900 $Sold