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 ball locket pendant from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This gorgeous piece is made of sterling silver and is round in shape. The surface of the piece displays a beautiful purple enameled design and has textured Guilloche engraving which shows incredibly intricate etch work below the enamel. The ball pendant hangs from a simple sterling bail and opens to reveal a small compartment and the original mirror. 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 ball pendant hangs 1 1/4" long and has a diameter of approximately 7/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling or enamel and the clasp is in good working condition. There is normal wear to the interior mirror however this isn't noticeable when worn.