• SOLD Victorian Niello & 800 Silver Chain Link Necklace 18"

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    A wonderful example of this style of chain from the late Victorian period. The chain is made from trombone links of alternating silver and niello stripe. The links are lovely and even in size and pattern, and the necklace is in excellent condition. To complete the piece, there is a niello dog clip clasp. Niello is a mixture of silver, copper and lead sulphides that are mixed together to create a black appearance. Here it has been inlaid into silver to create a stripe in the links. 

    Some extra round links of silver have been added to make this chain the full 18". These could be removed if required and this would make the chain approx 17" long.


    Materials - 800 Silver, Neillo

    Age - C1890s. Silver link extensions later

    Size - Links measure approx 5mm wide by 13.5mm long. Chain is 18" long

    Condition - Very good. A little wear to the niello on the end of the dog clip clasp

    Weight - 13.16g