Late Art Deco Silver & Red Enamel Link Bracelet w/ Lions
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 wonderful silver and enamel bracelet from the late Art Deco (1930) era! This stunning piece is comprised of 9 round silver links which are detailed with vibrant burnt red enameling. Each link is decorated with an engraved Guilloche design behind the enameling which shows through and forms a textured look. The links bulge outward and each has a silver cutout which is in the shape of a lion standing on its hind legs and a crown atop its head. They are connected by small silver jump rings. The silver setting and cutout details have a gold tone gilted surface which compliments the rich red enameling wonderfully. On the back of the clasp link are the markings "830S" and "O.H.R.". A fabulous piece, this bracelet would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 8" long. The links measure approximately 3/4" tall and 3/4" wide and have a depth of 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the silver setting or details and no chips in the enameling. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.