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Very Chic Antique Striped Niello Sterling Silver Compact
Antique Solid Silver Patch Box with Striking Niello Stripes

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Very chic antique sterling silver striped niello patch box with original distressed mirror. The niello pattern continues seamlessly on front and back. Has two silver hallmarks and a ring which allows it to be worn as a locket. A tactile snuff box with an elegant smooth surface that feels good in the hand and closes with a satisfying snap. The box is 1.5" diameter and comes with 1/4 oz (8 ml) solid perfume of your choice. Niello, an ancient and special method of enameling where the lines of the design are cut in silver, which is then completely covered with a black composition consisting of copper, silver, and lead. A little borax is sprinkled on, and the whole item is subjected to heat. After cooling, the top surface is scraped and burnished, leaving the black composition in the design lines.

Our Price: $435.00

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