Heavy graduated curb link silver chain with T-bar, dog clip and drop, the latter having a fob with carnelian one side and a silver sixpence on the other. The T-bar hallmarked 1897 and stamped H.B (possibly Henry Bamford – see Culme). 16.inches (41 cm) in length, weighing 76 grams.
For those who are not sure of how they were worn, the T-bar goes through a button hole of a waistcoat and the watch, held by the dog clip, is safely housed in the left or right hand pocket, depending on whether the wearer is left or right handed. The chain can also be used on a jacket, with the T-bar held in the lapel button hole and the watch in the top pocket. If used on a waistcoat, the button hole chosen is a matter of taste, sometimes being as low as the pocket, or a higher position can be used to show off the chain. If the chain also has a small drop from the T-bar, this can be used to suspended a suitable pendant, such as a fob, compass or medal.
I have priced the chain and included the fob at no additional cost as it came with the chain. In good used condition, showing just minor signs of wear, an ideal companion to any heavier cased English pocket watch of the late Victorian period.