Siam Silver Niello Brooch - Vintage Jewellery. Handmade in Siam. This fish shaped brooch depicts figures of two lovers, The Thunder God Ramasoon and The Goddess of Lightening Mekkala.
Niello is a 3000 year old technique of building up the design in silver metal and filling in with a compound like enamel. The enamel used in this brooch is a very dark blue.
A medium weight brooch and in good condition. It is around 50 years old and is stamped Siam on the back (before Siam became Thailand).
Measures: 4.5 cm length 3.5 cm wide.