Guilloché, in English usually Guilloche, is an engraving technique in which a very precise, intricate pattern is mechannically etched in an underlying material with very fine detail. Most commonly, the Guilloche surface is then enameled and the repetitive, intricate design shows through the colorful enamel.
A fabulous Guilloche sterling and enamel locket from the late Art Deco (ca1930) era! This wonderful piece is made of sterling silver and is particularly large in size. The surface of the locket displays a beautiful pale pink enamel, which covers both sides of the piece. Beneath the pink enamel is an exquisite Guilloche design that fans out from the center like rays of light from a sunburst. The locket, which is hinged at the bottom, opens at the top to reveal round spaces inside to store two of your favorite photographs. At the top of the locket is a sterling bail allowing it to be hung from a chain. This lovely, feminine locket would make a simply wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket, which has a diameter of slightly more than 1.5", hangs approximately 1 7/8" long and is 5/16" thick at its thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling and the enamel surface is smooth with no chips or scratches. The locket opens easily and fastens shut securely.