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c1890 Niello Chain Necklace #1

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A pair of c1890 niello watch chains, each with unusual detailing, oversized spring rings, and rose-gold-filled elements, linked together to form a necklace. 

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 and Russia at the end of the 19th century.

Materials

Niello, 800 Silver, Gold Filled

Date

c1890

Condition

Very Good. Minor losses.

Size

Length: 20.5"