Art Deco, c.1920
This lovely 1920s niello silver chain is likely of German origin, and features stylish curb links: the pattern is one niello link followed by two smaller silver links. Niello is a black mixture of silver, copper and lead sulphides, which in this case has been is inlayed onto the silver base links. The technique is said to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians, and spread throughout Europe as far back as the late Iron Age.
MEASUREMENTS Length: 18 inches
MARKS Stamped A800 for 800 grade Silver
CONDITION Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use
19 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Fine English Antique and Vintage Jewellery
Welcome to Butter Lane Antiques. We're based in England and travel the country to source rare and beautiful Antique Jewellery