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c1900 Niello Axe Necklace (on black background)
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c1900 Niello Axe Necklace

c1900 Niello Axe Necklace (on white background)
c1900 Niello Axe Necklace (profile view)
c1900 Niello Axe Necklace (on black background)
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A c1900 neillo watch chain necklace, as found with an axe pendant. The axe was probably added later, but is vintage nonetheless. 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

Gold Filled, Silver and Niello

Date

c1890 (Pendant probably c1950)

Condition

Very Good. Pendant added later.

Size

Pendant: 1.5"
Chain: 16"