Niello Treasure - Vintage Sterling Silver Siam Brooch (VBR016)
Niello Treasure - Vintage Sterling Silver Siam Brooch. This wonderful brooch is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked Sterling, Made In Siam. Featuring black niello, lovely detail, and quality craftsmanship. This exquisite brooch is hand crafted, displaying a beautiful figure of a goddess dancing, and a background of niello. The border is a polished silver, and the back of the brooch is also polished. The pin and lock is in perfect working order and original to the piece. This Vintage brooch is Exotic & elegant, a perfect addition to any vintage jewelry collection.
The name Siam came from a Sanskrit word, syam. It was adopted by the Portuguese from the 16th century and became the accepted geographical term. Kingdoms rose and fell, but from the 1780s the Chakri dynasty ruled the whole of Siam from their capital at Bangkok.
For most of its history, the country currently called Thailand was known as Siam. After reforms in 1932, which transformed the country from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy, the name was changed in 1939 to Thailand.
Niello, black metallic alloy of sulfur with silver, copper, or lead that is used to fill designs that have been engraved on the surface of a metal (usually silver) object. Niello is made by fusing together silver, copper, and lead and then mixing the molten alloy with sulfur.
Measurements: Brooch 44.00 mm x 32.00 mm
Weight: 9.50 grams
Date: Circa 1940