Art Deco Sterling & Pale Blue Guilloché Enamel Watch Fob
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 Guilloché enamel watch fob from the Art Deco (ca1930's) era! This beautiful piece is made of sterling silver and consists of a ball-shaped watch fob that hangs from a decorative silver leaf bail and gold swivel clasp. The watch fob is enameled in a gorgeous pale blue color with delicate gold accents and dots that decorate the surface. Below the enamel is an intricate textured engraving that creates a wavy and eye-catching checkerboard pattern. At the base of the fob is a small round watch face behind glass, and a winder sits on the side of the fob, though the watch no longer appears to keep time. A wonderful example of fine Guilloché craftsmanship from the Art Deco era, this wonderful watch fob would look fashionable worn on a long silver chain and worn everyday!
Measurements: The fob hangs 2" long (including the swivel clasp and bail) and has a 1" diameter. The round watch face has a 1/2" diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the watch fob is excellent. Besides minimal normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting or Guilloché enamel work. The swivel clasp and bail are both secure and in good working condition.