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Antique Silver Niello Choker Necklace With Double Photo Niello Locket


Antique Niello Locket With Niello Choker             Circa. 1890-1900             European

Originally a pocket watch chain, this 800 silver chain now functions as a choker necklace with a niello locket    The chain is niello with vermeil  (gold wash over silver) and measures 15 inches long   Suitable for those ladies with a smaller neck    The double photo locket has a niello finish on both sides.    One side is in pristine condition.  The other side of the locket does have some "dings"   The photo covers are now plastic replacements  (came with the locket)    The niello is completely intact, on both locket and chain.  No bald spots    Lastly, the choker can also be worn as a bracelet, wrapped twice around the wrist.  A fabulous, versatile piece of antique jewelry!

Niello is an inlay used in decorating in black on silver that is somewhat related to champleve work except the effect is metallic instead of vitreous

The chain measures 15 inches long     The locket measures 1 3/8 inches high x 1 inch wide    Total weight for locket and chain is 19.1 g.       12.3 dwt   

The chain has (11) links 3/16" x 3/4"     

In excellent condition    (as described)





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