Art Nouveau 14kt Guilloché Enamel Locket Pendant
Guilloché 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.
A simply lovely Guilloche locket from the Art Nouveau (ca1910) era! This locket has a stunning burnt orange surface with a very intricate and detailed design etched beneath it. The piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and is oval in shape. Below the enameling is a Guilloche etched design, which rays out from the center with a basket weave-like design. The locket opens to reveal a small, glass covered spot for a favorite photograph, along with "14" and a stamped markers mark. The piece hangs from a thin, oval loop, which is perfect for a delicate chain. It's a fabulous piece from the Art Nouveau period and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket pendant hangs a little less than 1" long, is 1/2" wide and is less than 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal sufrace wear, there is no serious damage to the enamel or to the gold. The piece closes easily and stays securely closed.