An antique Albert shield suitable for wearing with a pocket watch or added to chain and worn as a pendant.  The Albert has been crafted in 9ct rose gold and features a plain polished shield against a decorative background engraved with a floral pattern.  The reverse is inscribed "Champion Club 1894 Holbeck C.C."  This dedication is for Holbeck Cricket Club, Holbeck being a district in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK.  These shields were often awarded to commemorate sporting success.  It is also stamped with the maker's mark of H.B. and the hallmark from the Birmingham Assay Office in the UK for the year 1894.  Weighing 8.4gms.  Measurements 1.63 inches x 1.13 inches.

Antique Rose Gold Albert Pendant Shield, Hallmarked 1894


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