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Very Unusual Antique Art Deco European 800 Silver Niello Multi-Design Bar Brooch. This gorgeous Russian silver Niello work belt buckle was made by Russian silversmith. Aleksandr Vasilbev Domnin in St. Petersburg around the 1890s. It features a masterfully decorated scalloped shield design with. A jambiya dagger pin on a safety chain. All parts to this antique early 20th century buckle are hallmarked. In very good antique condition with some tarnishing to the back, closes well and secure. Niello is a black mixture, usually of sulphur, copper, silver, and lead, used as an inlay on engraved or etched silver. It is added as a powder or paste, then fired until it melts or at least softens, and flows or is pushed into the engraved lines in the metal. It hardens and blackens when cool, and the niello on the flat surface is polished off to show the filled lines in black, […]

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Unusual Antique French Solid Sterling Silver / Niello Vesta Case / Match safe. A beautiful French solid silver vesta case. Of solid silver with all over niello vine leaf pattern. Unusually, the case opens when a button is pressed, this causes the sprung compartment to open. Hallmarked with French silver hallmarks (Boar’s head). No sign of a maker’s mark. An attractive and unusual case. In antique condition with expected wear. Minor dings, scratches and surface wear throughout. Some small losses to the silver rim around the strike plate. Weight: approx 34 g.