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During the Victorian era, men had the Albert chain to attach their pocket watch to, and the ladies had these lovely feminine Albertina's to wear with their pocket watches with the pocket watch at one end and attached to an outfit at the other, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet where they look so elegant sitting beautifully on the wrist, or when joined with another, make a fantastic necklace. This one was made during the late-Victorian period of the 1890's in sterling silver and has the most wonderful fancy links running the length of the with a swivel at one end, the tee bar that has a lovely twisted design and the gorgeous foxtail link tassel that has such a wonderful tactile feel to touch. Laid out from end to end this measures 23.5cm and when the swivel is attached to wear as a bracelet at the end of the chains, this measures 17cm. Once it is worn as a bracelet, it has such an feminine look to it with both the tee bar and tassel hanging so elegantly. Destined to always be admired, this ladies antique Albertina will always feel so special no matter how it is worn. Stock# ES9446 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Here is an incredible rare and impressive ladies Albertina that dates from the 1850's and is arguably one of the finest ones that could ever be found. Not only does it measure and incredible full length that originally would have been worn on the waist to hold a pocket watch at one end, but the detail of the links, the tassels and all the other components are truly sensational. Made in 15 carat rose and green gold, the smaller components are highlighted with platinum. Even though platinum was discovered in 1735, the only way that it could be used in jewellery was to be hammered or forged onto jewellery, and it wasn't until oxyhydrogen was invented in the mid-1800's that could then create a temperature high enough to melt platinum and use it in jewellery. Gold is alloyed with other metals that results in producing different colours. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today when green gold is made the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However years ago cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces has an incredible soft tone to it that looks wonderful here set against both the rose gold and pure white of the platinum. The foxtail links in the tassels are still in superb condition as are the two slide pieces all of which show such incredible detail. Even the four links connecting all of this together are truly amazing to admired from near or far, and this piece has such an incredible tactile feel to it that is so exciting to wear. Laid out from end to end it measures 40.7cm and from the swivel to the bolt ring, it measures 33.5cm in length. Still in exceptional condition, this very piece is featured on page 48 of "How the watch was worn: A fashion for 500 years" by Genevieve Cummins making this an even more exciting piece of history. There is no doubt that anyone will be hard pressed to find a better quality piece such as this, and this is one is up there with the best of the best. Stock# ES9364 Circa: 1855 $14,200
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The Albertina was designed for a lady to attach this to her outfit and have a pocket watch at one end, often sitting in a lapel where she could have it sitting there well protected and easily able to be pulled out to tell the time, however more often than not, today these are worn as bracelets where they look absolutely stunning. This one dates from the late Victorian period of the 1890's and and was made in 9 carat rose gold, with the colour of the rose gold having such a wonderful warm tone to it that looks even better when worn against the skin. Measuring 23.3cm from end to end, when worn as a bracelet there is a ring for the swivel to attach to making this length 18cm which is perfect for a bracelet. With three beautiful rows that have a hand engraved slide in the centre, there is also the most charming cube that like the slide has been expertly hand engraved. So beautiful and versatile, this antique Albertina will always be admired no matter how you choose to wear it. Stock# ES9343 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Like men who had the Albert chain to attach their pocket watch to, the ladies had these to wear with their pocket watches with the pocket watch at one end and attached to an outfit at the other, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet where they look so elegant sitting beautifully on the wrist. This one was made in sterling silver during the Victorian era and dates from the 1890's and has the most beautiful fancy balls and lozenge sections that will be admired from near or far and then with the gorgeous tassel at one end with its original foxtail links, all of these features give this bracelet such a wonderful feminine look to it. Measuring 24cm from end to end, when worn as a bracelet around the wrist, the swivel can attach to the bolt ring, and this distance measures 20cm allowing it to drape elegantly over the wrist. This is a very beautiful way to take a traditional antique piece from over 100 years ago and make it just as wearable today. Stock# ES8634 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
When these were first made, the Albertinaâ€™s were originally used to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and attached to an outfit via the tee bar, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet where they drape beautifully over the wrist with such a feminine look and style to them, and this one here is so elegant and perfect for any occasion and time of the day or night. Made in the late Victorian era of the 1890's, it was made in 9 carat rose gold and the colour of the rose gold has that wonderful warm tone to it that looks amazing on the skin. The soft colour is just so beautiful and adds to the feminine look of the bracelet that will make it always get the admiration and attention that it deserves. Designed with three rows of facetted belcher links, the way each individual link is facetted allows it to capture and reflect the light wonderfully and then at one end is the swivel and the other the beautiful tee bar that has a twisted design to it. And then at each end of the belcher links is the most charming end caps that have an elegant intricate design that adds that extra element of beautify and character to the bracelet. Measuring 21.3cm from end to end, then the swivel is attached to the round link near the tee bar, this distance measures 19.5cm and allows it to sit beautifully around the wrist. Perfect for any woman of any age, this ladies Albertina is as beautiful today as when it was made over a century ago. Stock# ES6428 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Here is such an elegant ladies antique Albertina that has the most beautiful links as well as a wonderful tee bar and tassel. When these were first made, the Albertinaâ€™s were originally made to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and attached to an outfit via the tee bar, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet where they drape beautifully over the wrist. This one was made in 9 carat rose gold in the 1890â€™s and has a swivel clip at one end and a gorgeous tassel at the other. The tassel is in wonderful condition and has the foxtail link that is was the traditional links as many modern ones just have machine made fine curb links. The tee bar at the other end is just gorgeous and so feminine and adds to the charm and character of the Albertina. The link of the chain itself is so beautiful and tactile to touch and feel against the skin, and the gold has a beautiful soft tone making it look perfect against the skin. Measuring 28cm from end to end, when worn as a bracelet the swivel can easily attach to a link near the tee bar making it measure 20cm. Not only can this be worn as a bracelet, however joined with a second Albertina will make it a stunning necklace. No matter how you choose to wear it, this antique Albertina will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES8852 Circa: 1890 $Sold
When these were first made, the Albertina or leontine as it is also known as, was made to hold a ladies pocket watch on one end and attached to an outfit via the tee bar, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet and here is a very beautiful antique sterling silver Albertina with a fancy tee bar as well as other additions that makes this so elegant and feminine. From end to end it measures 25cm, however as a bracelet it measures 20cm and will have that gorgeous tee bar and heart and round piece hanging beautifully below the wrist. These additions give it such a feminine look, and with so many charm bracelet companies on the market today, there is nothing more special that a piece which is totally unique rather than mass produced. With the two rows of twist chain connecting to an additional heart section in the middle, this can also be connected to a chain and worn around the neck as another way to show this lovely piece off. Made in the 1890's, this is still in wonderful condition and can easily be worn everyday. Stock# ES8415 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Originally the Albertina, or leontine as it is also known as, was designed to hold a ladies pocket watch on one end and attached to an outfit via the tee bar, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet and here is a ladies Victorian era antique rose gold Albertina from the 1880's Made in 9ct rose gold, the colour of the gold has that wonderful soft colour to it that itself is so beautiful to admire. At one end there is the attractive tassel made of foxtail links which has such a lovely tactile feel and texture to it and is still in excellent condition and at the other end is the swivel. With a fancy section in the centre and a delightful tee bar made in a twisted design, from end to end the Albertina measures 24.5cm and 18cm when the clip is attached to the round link near the tee bar, making it perfect to wear as a bracelet. Antique Albertinaâ€™s can also be attached to a chain to make a stunning necklace or joined to a second one to again make a necklace, making these not only versatile but also so very beautiful and special. Stock# ES7915 Circa: 1880 $Sold
Originally designed for a woman to connect her pocket watch to her outfit, Albertinaâ€™s are now more often worn as bracelets, and here is a ladies sterling silver Albertina from the Victorian era of the late 1800's. So easily able to be worn as a bracelet or connected to another Albertina to make an incredible necklace, this one has the most beautiful links as well as a gorgeous tassel with foxtail links. With a centre fancy ball to add to the character of the piece, this will sit so well on the wrist and is destined to always be admired. The detail is what makes these antique Albertina's so popular, and to get one as attractive as this is just wonderful. Stock# ES7754 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Originally designed for a woman to connect her pocket watch to her outfit, Albertina's are now more often worn as bracelets, and here is a lovely Victorian era antique 15ct Albertina from the 1890's. This Albertina was made in 15ct gold in the Victorian era , and is fitted with the most beautiful tee bar and ball to make it such a wonderful talking point. With the links themselves having such detail, from end to end it measures 22cm and as a bracelet 18cm and an additional way to wear it besides as a bracelet is to either attach a chain at each end or join with another Albertina and wear it as a necklace. In wonderful condition, this antique Albertina is so elegant and regardless of how it will be worn, it will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES7593 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Traditionally the Albertina was made to hold a ladies pocket watch on one end and attached to an outfit via the tee bar, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet and here is a very beautiful antique albertina bracelet in rose, yellow and green gold. Made in 9ct gold in the Victorian era in the 1890's, this was a period when the rare green gold was used. With a lovely subtle green hue to it, it compliments the rose and yellow gold so beautifully and makes such a wonderful talking point. With three links connecting to a centre piece that has so much detail, at one end is a swivel and the other a tee bar with the most gorgeous design on the ends and a further ball design again with so much detail. From end to end it measures 24cm and as a bracelet 19cm and an additional way to wear it besides as a bracelet is to either attach a chain at each end or join with another Albertina and wear it as a necklace. From end to end this is such an attractive and unique antique Albertina that no matter how you decide to wear it, will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES7567 Circa: 1890 $Sold