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Victorian Aesthetic Movement Niello Silver Locket

Victorian Aesthetic Movement Niello Silver Locket

$900.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A beautiful, and quite unusual, antique oval locket. The piece is modelled in silver and finished in niello, a blue/black material comprised of copper, lead, silver, and sulphur that, like enamel, is applied to the metal and then fired. The effect is beautiful, and has been employed in jewellery and the visual arts all across the world since the late Bronze Age. This locket features Greek Key patterns to the front and back, as well as an Aesthetic style bamboo motif to the front. It opens to reveal the original glass compartments, complete with an old photograph.

MEASUREMENTS

5.4 x 3.9cm

WEIGHT

34.4g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as Sterling Silver

CONDITION

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use

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