Art Deco Sterling Silver Enamel Pin Watch w/ Marcasites
Guilloché, in English usually Guilloche, is an engraving technique in which a very precise, intricate pattern is mechanically etched into an underlying material with very fine detail. Most commonly, the Guilloche surface was then enameled and the repetitive, intricate design would show through the colorful enamel.
This lovely Art Deco (ca1930's) sterling silver pin watch is a great example of the Guilloche technique. It features hand set marcasites, black enamel, and a gorgeous "emerald" green enameled guilloche surface. Hanging from the center bar pin are 3 graduated links decorated with marcasites and black enamel. These links hold the beautiful watch which turns easily to show off either the purely enameled side or the watch side. Both sides of the etched enameled body are surrounded by a thin black enamel border. The watch is encased in sterling silver and is fully functional but must be wound on a regular basis. On the back of one of the connecting links are the markings "935" and the makers mark which is a capital "M". The fabulous watch has a beautiful Art Deco look which is simply "timeless"!
Measurement: This piece measures approximately 3" tall. The watch fob measures 1" long, 3/4" in width, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the watch is excellent. There is a small chip in the black enamel at the bottom, which can easily be repaired. Watches of this era should be cleaned and oiled periodically and at this time, the watch is in fine working order and keeping good time.