Belfor Antiques

Antique Niello Rose Gold & Silver Watch Chain Necklace With Niello Locket/Steampunk/Boho/Shabby Chic

$425.00

Antique Niello Rose Gold & Silver Watch Chain Necklace With Niello Locket             Circa. 1890-1900                     United Kingdom

During the Victorian era, Niello jewelry was very popular. Niello is an inlay in decorating in black on silver   The process involved engraving the design into a metal plate, then filling the indented portions with a powdered black matte alloy....and then heating until the alloy melts.

Some of the links were originally vermeil  (rose gold over silver) but the gold has worn off.....leaving a faint wash   This does not detract from the beauty of the piece   Mentioned for the sake of accuracy....and priced accordingly

The chain measures 17 inches long    The locket measures 2 inches in length with the spring ring bale    The locket itself is round with a 1 inch diameter.   The locket takes (2) round 3/4 inch diameter photos

The locket can easily be removed from the watch chain and each can be used separately.  Another pendant can be attached to the spring ring  Unmarked but tests for silver

Total weight of the necklace is 17.7 g.      11.4 dwt

In excellent original condition

 

 


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