Guilloché, in English usually Guilloche, is an engraving technique in 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 fabulous Guilloche enamel pendant and chain from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This gorgeous piece is made of sterling silver and has an egg-like shape. The surface of the pendant displays a beautiful blue enameled design and has textured Guilloche engraving which shows incredibly intricate etch work below the enamel. The pendant is double-sided and has a matching enameled design on the front and back and is surrounded by a seam which carries along the outside. The egg pendant hangs from a simple bail and attaches to a modern gold filled chain. The bail is stamped "925". It's a fabulous and very beautiful piece that would look perfect worn attached to a simple sterling chain. It would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The enameled pendant hangs 1 1/8" long and is 5/8" wide and thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling egg or to the enameling and the chain clasp is secure and in good working condition.