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Victorian Niello Locket


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.


  • Materials

    niello silver, new sterling silver chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 5/8" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain





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.