Guilloché (in English usually Guilloche) is an engraving technique in which a very precise, intricate pattern is mechanically etched in an underlying material with very fine detail. Most commonly, the Guilloché surface is then enameled and the repetitive, intricate design shows through the colorful enamel.
An absolutely lovely Guilloché enamel necklace from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This wonderful piece is made of sterling silver and is comprised of a gorgeous round locket and complimentary chain. The surface of the locket displays beautiful enameling, which covers the front surface of the piece. A scalloped border of pale blue enamelwork accented with yellow gold surrounds the entire outside edge. Beneath the enamel is an exquisite Guilloché design that fans out from the center in curvy waves. In the middle of the design is an beautifully detailed hand painted image of a basket of pink flowers, which are surrounded by lovely green leaves. The locket opens to reveal round spaces inside to store two of your favorite photographs. At the top of the locket is a simple sterling bail marked "935" and "STERLING" which attaches to the complimentary chain. The chain consists of 8 enameled Guilloché links that alternate with sections of thin sterling chain and fastens with a spring clasp in the back. This lovely and feminine necklace looks incredible when worn would make a simply wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket has a diameter of 1 1/4" and is 1/4" thick. The chain measures 24" long, and each Guilloché link is 6/8" long.
Condition: The overall condition of both the locket and chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting and the enameled Guilloche surface is excellent condition. The locket opens easily and fastens shut securely. The clasp on the chain is secure and in good working condition.