Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface scratching, no dents. Rose gold finish on bale has light wear and thinning. No original frames (no glass/plastic inserts). Bale is secure and original.
Niello is dense and bright with small patches of wear at bottom edges (see last photos). Shuts tightly with satisfying snap. (releases by pressing button at top). 800 silver and German crown mark on inside. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story.Rose gold accents are subtle yet complimentary and nice touch. Chubby shape of locket is made more dynamic by striped niello patterning on both sides. Oversized silhouette is solidly made with substantial weight and feel in your hand. Locket has puffy cache laying dimensionally when worn. Niello designs are created by carving into a metallic surface (often silver) and then filling in the grooves with a black sulfur mixture.
As a result, the design is typically black and silver and subtly textural, with a matte sheen. The technique allows a designer to create intricate scenes or unique patterns. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria.
Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1318 GS 8.4 (1318).The item "Antique Victorian 800 Silver Niello Stripe Large Watch Fob Locket Pendant" is in sale since Friday, December 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.