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Victorian Niello Infinity Knot Bangle

Victorian Niello Infinity Knot Bangle

$1,500.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1900

A simply stunning antique niello bangle dating from the turn of the 20th Century.  The centrepiece is a gorgeous infinity knot (aka lover’s knot), embellished with rose gold star details and simple hand-chased cuff segments. It remains in near pristine condition, likely only worn a handful of times.

Niello is an ancient technique, similar to enamelling, but using a black mixture of silver, copper, lead, and sulphur. The power or paste is added to the base metal (usually silver) and then fired until it melts, then left to set in place. There’s evidence of the technique being used as far back as the Bronze Age, and it has been used throughout history by many cultures including the Byzantines, Romans, Islamic world, and the Far East.

MEASUREMENTS

Inner dimensions: 5.9 x 4.8cm

To fit wrist: 6.5 inches

Width of band: 5.2mm

WEIGHT

16.0g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as silver

CONDITION

Excellent

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