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The black-and-silver checks of an antique niello* mirror slide locket are paired with a complementary length of antique niello watch chain. A shield-shaped niello link echoes the lovely niello spring ring on the other side of the chain. Brushed-nickel-silver belcher and etched fetterlink chains complete the circle. The large square-wire jump ring holding the mirror is extra special, with sheaves of interlocking and beribboned wheat and the word "Garant." If anyone knows what this signifies, please enlighten. I suspect Garant may be a watch or clock maker.

The chain measures 37 inches (94 cm), and the slide mirror and large spring ring are 4 inches (10.2 cm). The length can be adjusted a bit; just convo me.

*The Free Dictionary defines niello as a "black metallic alloy used as an inlay on engraved metal." Here's a great Pinterest board with many examples: http://pinterest.com/lisascenic/jewelry-niello/

COMPONENTS
--antique checkered mirror slide locket (from the Netherlands?), hallmarked 900 (90 percent pure silver; sterling is 92.5 percent pure)
--antique niello watch chain, spring ring and shield link
--antique large German silver spring ring
--nickel-silver belcher and etched fetterlink chains

*****

" 'Oh, Kitty! how nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking-glass House! I'm sure it's got, oh! such beautiful things in it! Let's pretend there's a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty. Let's pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through. Why, it's turning into a sort of mist now, I declare! It'll be easy enough to get through ... ' She was up on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly knew how she had got there. And certainly the glass WAS beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist." –Alice speaks to the white kitten in "Through the Looking Glass"

antique slide mirror locket and chains "Through the Looking Glass" assemblage necklace

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silver, niello, german silver, nickel silver, 900 silver, locket, chain
  • Feedback: 38 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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