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1890s French Niello Locket Necklace 1890s French Niello Locket Necklace 1890s French Niello Locket Necklace 1890s French Niello Locket Necklace 1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
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1890s French Niello Locket

1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
1890s French Niello Locket Necklace
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An French-made niello locket dating to the late 19th century with an unusual geometric pattern that was probably inspired by North African tile work. Inside is a glass compartment that hinges open for storing a photograph or a lock of hair. As found, on a nice quality sterling chain with a safety chain. 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 at the end of the 19th century.

Materials

Sterling Silver with Niello Inlay

Date

Locket: 1880-90s
Chain: 20th Century

Condition

Good. Minor losses to niello inlay. Chain is older, but probably not original to the locket.

Size

Locket: 1-1/8 x 7/8"
Chain: 24"