ITEM: Vintage Siam Niello Dangle Earrings circa 1950's
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent
WEIGHT: 8.9 grams
MEASUREMENT: 2-1/8" X 1-1/8"
MARKS: Sterling Silver
COMMENTS: Wonderful dangle earrings crafted in Siam of sterling silver with niello accent. They are screw back style with diamond shaped attachment that has three dangling charms each depicting a goddess. Pictured as received from a local estate with undisturbed natural patina. Polishing is available by request at no additional cost.
The silversmith of Siamese and/or Thai jewelry is special and appealing. Siamese silver jewelry found today in the collectible market is mostly "niello" or "nielloware" style, created by carving out areas of the silver and baking a sulfur/metals powder in the carved out areas. The design often displays Mekkala, the Goddess of Lightning, and represents the Thai version of Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic from a Hindu religious tale, which had a profound impact on art and culture of Thailand.
Special requests for polishing, sizing and shipping MUST be requested through the Ruby Lane site, preferably in the comment section when placing an order. Requests through email may not be received.
Vintage SIAM Sterling Silver Screw Back Earrings
$38 $50 SALE