This Victorian oval locket features a checkerboard pattern of niello - a dark metallic alloy of sulfur with silver and/or copper. Sometimes misidentified as "black enamel", niello technique spread throughout Europe during the late Iron Age and is common in Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and other types of Early Medieval jewelry. Hangs from a new 18" sterling silver chain.
niello silver, new sterling silver chain
1 5/8" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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.