Art Deco Gold-Filled Floral Motif Guilloché Locket
Guilloché (usually "Guilloche" in English) 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.
A lovely Guilloché locket from the late Art Deco (ca1930) era! The beautiful piece is made of vibrant gold fill and has a creamy yellow enameled surface and feminine floral motif. Beneath the yellow enameled surface is an exquisite Guilloché design that fans out from the center in curvy, symmetrical waves. A hand painted pink and white floral design details the front, framing the round surface and green leaves carry along the sides. The painted floral image works beautifully with the wavy Guilloché design and the colors are rich and feminine. The outside of the locket has a beautiful repousse design which carries around the entire length and the back has a beaming engine-turned surface. The locket opens at the side, revealing two spaces inside to store special photographs behind removable frames and at the top is a simple bail, perfect for hanging from a complimentary chain. The brilliant color of the gold fill looks just like the real thing and the locket looks fantastic when worn. It's a lovely keepsake piece, and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The piece hangs 1 5/8" long, including the bail at the top. The locket itself has a 1 1/4" diameter and measures 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-filled setting. The enameled Guilloché surface and painted design is in excellent condition and is free of chips or scratches. The locket opens easily and fastens securely shut. The bail at the top is securely attached.