Bracelet Anchor silver niello of Austro-Hungarian origin, sterling silver.
The bracelet is decorated with arabesques and scrolls in silver on black background. It is rigid. The clasp and the hinge are decorated with chiselling. A chain holding an anchor runs through a third of the bracelet. Bracelet from the end of the 19th century, Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Hallmark Diana’s head (900 Millièmes), maker’s hallmark M.S and letter A.
Inside diameter: 6 cm x 5 cm
inner wrist circumference: 17 cm
Condition: scratches and wears.
Did you know it ? The niello is a goldsmith’s skill which consists in applying on gold, silver or copper, a black substance in inlay. This substance is called niello (from the Latin nigellus meaning “blackened”), a black metallic sulfide that includes copper, silver, lead or borax.