Antique Silver Niello Watch Chain with Horse and Horseshoe Drop Pendant

     Sometimes when I have a gorgeous chain like this in my hand, I start to think about how long it would have taken the goldsmith to make it.  The detail that went into making each link and each flower, to carving out the silver and inlaying the mix of metals that, once fired, created this fantastic niello pattern of black on silver.  The drop, a niello horseshoe that had to be repousséd into the desired shape, a back cut and soldered on, the gorgeous, gilded horse.  On and on, hour after hour, bit after beautiful bit, a chain like this would come together, the result was a rich and beautiful pattern that the eye is drawn to time and time again.

     This niello chain is 16.3 inches long and the drop is 3 1/8 inches long and 7/8 inch wide.  It was fully hand crafted around 1870 and was certainly originally used as a watch chain and fob.  It now makes a stunning and richly textured necklace.  It weighs 20.1 grams.     

     I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days.  I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you.  Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

     I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund.  I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible.  My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

 SKU: NE0214285V




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