Art Nouveau 14kt Guilloche Enamel Locket Pendant
Guilloché, in English usually Guillloche, 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 cornflower blue surface with a very intricate and detailed design etched beneath it. The piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and is round 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 black and white photograph. 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 5/8" wide and is 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the enamel or only normal surface wear to the gold. The piece closes easily and securely.