Late Art Deco Sterling Silver Guilloché Enamel Locket
Guilloché, in English usually 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 magnificent Guilloché enamel locket from late the Art Deco (ca1930) era! This exceptional piece is round in shape and made of sterling silver. The locket has a surface covered in a vibrant red enameling and a Guilloché design fans from the center of the piece. The locket opens to reveal a place for your favorite photograph that is covered in glass and has a grey fabric background. The piece hangs from its original, matching chain which is made of sterling chain evenly spaced, bar links with red enameling. A simply magnificent piece from the Deco era, this locket would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1 1/2" long, has a diameter of 1 1/8”, and is 1/8" thick. The chain measures about 18” long.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket and chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver or enameling and the locket closes easily and securely. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.