Vintage 1930s Niello Sterling Silver Story Bracelet
Carved ethnic scened panels comprise this vintage 1930s enamel niello bracelet in sterling silver. The panels have a gray background with each one depicting a story showcasing a palm tree island, a boat, a lion and vases other scenes. A slide with accompanying safety chain closes the 7 1/4 inch bracelet. Being 1/2 inch wide, and having rich color, this would be fab stacking with other bracelets but classic enough worn alone.
Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal. It can be used for filling in designs cut from metal. The Egyptians are credited with originating niello decoration.