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19th Century Niello Compass Necklace


The Victorian more-is-more sense of aesthetics applied to everything, including utilitarian tools such as the compass fob. Nothing was unfit to be adorned, not even if it was meant to live out of sight in a pocket on the end of a fob chain - such is the case with this working compass mounted in silver with a niello design on the backside.


  • Materials

    900 silver (marked), niello, new sterling silver chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - gold wash on the decorative spheres is worn in places

  • Size

    1 1/8" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain (need to add)





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.