15.5" 14k fancy mixed link Albert-style pocket watch chain with an elaborate t-bar and a 10k & enamel Grand Army of the Republic
(G.A.R.) fob, the primary length of the chain is created with elaborate heavy 14k (tested) mixed links with long links shaped from interlocking rectangular designs with rounded ends and fluted edges connected together with short, lightly engraved open barrel-like links that resemble figure-8s in profile, finished on one end with a heavy screw-closed 14k (tested) swivel and to a sturdy 14k (tested) center connector ring on the opposite end, off the connector ring is a short length of oval-link chain leading to the extra fancy 14k (tested) t-bar with a raised, engraved center detail and stylized scepter-motif designs on each end along with a short oval-link fob-arm drop length of chain connecting to the fob.
Paired G.A.R. fob, 10k (tested) gold in the shape of an American flag with a large star at the bottom and a spread-winged eagle over crossed cannons at the top, the design is accented with engraving on the eagle section and with red, blue, black, white & orange enamel on the other two sections, the star section then has a design of a group of figures in the center, surrounded by "G.A.R. 1861 : 1866" and swords, anchors, etc. in each of the five star points, back of the fob has a fancy monogram, possibly "JH".
The chain is showing normal even wear overall with no notable damage however many of the short "figure-8" links have been expertly repaired with additional, closely matched gold shoring up the ends where they interconnect with the longer links, fob is showing normal moderate wear with no damage to the enamel however there is quite a bit of smoothing on the gold details, chain measures approx. 392mm in length, the fancy long chain links measure approx. 5x16mm, the chain weighs approx. 21.3dwt, the fob measures approx. 13mm wide x 32mm in length x 1mm thick, fob weighs approx. 2.3dwt. A very eye catching and impressive vintage solid gold chain set in excellent overall condition!
Please note: for this particular item, due to U.S. export limitations, we can only ship to domestic U.S. addresses.
- Age Description:
Solid Gold - Yellow, Enamel
Albert, With Decorative Fob
13mm (0.51 inches)
32mm (1.26 inches)
1mm (0.04 inches)
- Chain Link Size: 5x16mm (long); 5x8mm (figure-8); 4x5.5mm (oval)
- Chain Weight Class:
- Misc. Info: Grand Army of the Republic
- Weight (dwt):
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As a rule of thumb, on an average-build male, we suggest straight or Albert style chains 10" or shorter for heights under 5'8", 10" to 14" for heights 5'8" to 6'2" and 14" or longer for heights over 6'2". For Double Albert chain styles, we suggest 20" or shorter for heights under 5'8", 18" to 30" for heights 5'8" to 6'2" and 24" or longer for heights over 6'2".
this pocket watch chain and fob combination is a matched set
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