Victorian Sterling Silver Niello Watch Chain. Niello is the art of ornamenting metal surfaces that is thought to have originated with the Egyptians and spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. It is an enamel-like substance made of alloys of sulphur, copper, silver and lead and used as an inlay on engraved metal.This attractive chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era is a wonderful example of the Niello craft! Not marked but tested by a professional jeweler and meets a high silver sample.
Dimensions: 46.5cm -18.30 inches long. Total weight aprox 20.50gms. It comes from a private collection. I sell antique and vintage collectible stuff - unique items that have history, and may show signs of this - it's part of their charm. I try to describe any obvious faults as truthfully as I can.
However, as most of my items are 100 years old, they will often bear the traces of a previous life. Terms: All items are genuine and original.Each item will be securely packed to protect against unwanted damage during transit. Questions: All questions are welcome and will be answered in time. Please, be sure to view all photos carefully as. They are included as part of the item description! This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watch Accessories\Chains & Fobs". The seller is "hobby_antique" and is located in this country: BG. This item can be shipped worldwide.