Vintage Siam sterling silver niello / nielloware fan brooch
A smooth, glossy fan-shaped brooch in sterling silver nielloware.
The brooch was made in Siam / Thailand between the 1930s and 1980s. Siam changed its name to Thailand in 1939 but the 'SIAM' mark was retained on nielloware after this time so is no guarantee that it is pre-1940s.
Niello inlay is made by carving out a background from a silver item, filling it with a mixture of copper, lead and silver sulphides, baking the piece, then sanding and polishing it to achieve a smooth surface.
Closes with a 'C' clasp
In excellent condition with hinge and clasp in good working order.
- Width: 4 cm (1.6 inches)
- Silver marks: 'STERLING, MADE IN SIAM'
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Free delivery to the UK. International delivery £4.70!