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niello plate

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1845,0825.59

  • Description

    An escutcheon. c. 1500 Engraved silver plate with inlaid niello

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1495-1505 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 15 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Hind 44 bibliographic details
  • Location

    c.99a

  • Science

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    Analysis date

    8 March 2005

    Reason for analysis

    AR

    Analysis title

    Sem/Eds Analysis Of Three Engraved Silver Plates With Inlaid Niello

    (1845,0825.13; 1845,0825.22; 1845,0825.59)

    Analysis outline

    SEM images and compositional analysis were obtained for three objects of engraved silver plates with inlaid niello. Some areas of the niello have been lost and some cracks and scratches were observed in the niello. Compositional analyses showed that the niello comprises of silver, copper, lead and sulphur.

    Analysis reference number

    AR2005-21

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0825.59

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