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Antique Niello Checkerboard Locket with Silver Snake Chain, 34 & 3/4"

SKU: 5385
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This antique Niello checkerboard locket is one of the coolest pieces of antique jewellery we have ever seen. Adding a touch of Victorian grunge to your outfit, this piece is complete with a unique Silver snake chain. 

We haven't ever seen an antique pairing like this before. The Silver snake chain is dotted with manoeuvrable spheres, giving this piece a dynamic touch. What's more, the Niello checkerboard is pristine, a locket that every antique lover will be jealous of. 

Item Details:

ERA:  Late Victorian / Early Edwardian c.1900. 

MEASUREMENTS: Chain length 34 & 3/4" or 88.3cm. 
Snake chain width 1.8mm with 4mm long x 4.3mm wide spheres. 
Niello locket (incl. bale) 32mm long x 29mm wide.  
Weight: 17.6g. 

MATERIALS:  Sterling Silver, 800 Silver, Niello.

HALLMARKS: Locket and interior frames test as 800 Silver, chain tests as Sterling Silver throughout. 


VERY GOOD: This antique Niello checkerboard locket is in fantastic condition throughout. Notably, the Niello checkerboard and striped bale is incredible, with some evidence of lacquer when viewed underneath a 10x magnifying loupe. Simply a gorgeous piece that will do all of the talking at whatever event you wear her too!


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This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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