SOLD Antique 800 Silver Niello Long Guard Chain
This stunning long guard or muff chain is from the turn of the last century, circa 1900. It is made up of long twisted niello links that are interspersed with gold vermeil smaller links that have a faceted design. Niello is a metallic alloy of sulphur that is combined with silver and used to fill a design that has been engraved on a metal surface. This niello chain is French in origin and is made from 800 silver, a grade of silver that is accepted in France.
This would be a beautiful addition to any collection and could be worn with gold, silver or niello pendants making it extremely versatile. Its length allows the chain to be worn long, doubled or even tripled.
Materials - 800 Silver (tested), Niello
Age - C1900
Size - Length 57"
Condition - Excellent
Weight - 25.8g