This interesting antique watch chain is in its original condition, made from niello and featuring large links with striped detail. The chain is 25.5cm in length and has a swivel plus bolt ring.
Did you know? Niello has been used almost all throughout history from the ancient Romans to the ancient Egyptians, in fact the earliest mention of Niello in ancient text was in the 1st Century AD. Niello is often mistaken for black enamel, when actually it is a metallic alloy that is fused to a metal base and with the use of different etching, embossing and engraving techniques can be beautifully decorative. Niello in most basic terms is gun metal
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