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 magnificent Guilloché enamel locket from late the Art Deco (ca1930) era! This exceptional piece is particularly large in size and made of sterling silver. The locket, which is a heart shape, has a surface covered in a vibrant turquoise enameling. The Guilloché design appears to fans from the center of the heart in a scallop-like design. The locket opens to reveal 2 places for your favorite photographs that are covered in glass. One side has a forest green fabric background, while the other has the silver back. The heart hangs from a sterling ring, which would be perfect for hanging from a complimentary chain. A simply magnificent and unusual piece from the Deco era, this locket would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1 7/8" long, is 1 3/8" wide and 1/4" thick. The O-ring has a diameter of 3/8”.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver or enameling and the locket closes easily and securely.