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c1900 Niello Curb Chain (shown on black background)
c1900 Niello Curb Chain (detail view on black background)
c1900 Niello Curb Chain (shown on hand for scale)
Vintage

c1900 Niello 18" Chain

$475
c1900 Niello Curb Chain (shown on white background)
c1900 Niello Curb Chain (shown on black background)
c1900 Niello Curb Chain (detail view on black background)
c1900 Niello Curb Chain (shown on hand for scale)
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A finely made c1900 antique curb chain with alternating links of striped niello and plain gilt links. Made in 800 silver and probably German. 

Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead inlaid into engraved silver. It's a centuries old technique, but it was particularly popular in France, Germany, and Russia at the end of the 19th century.

Materials

800 Silver and Niello

Date

c1900

Condition

Good. Wear to gilding on some links and minor niello losses.

Size

Length: 18"