A superb antique niello silver locket, with a chequerboard pattern and in remarkably good condition. Niello is the name given to a certain mixture of copper, silver, and lead that has a black colour. It's a technique that dates back as far as ancient times, but regained popularity in towards the end of the 19th Century. This locket opens, revealing two photographs - easily replaced with your own if desired.
MEASUREMENTS 3.4 x 2.1cm (not including jump ring)
MARKS CL Maker's Mark
CONDITION Excellent, with light antique patina
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