Art Deco Silver Blue Guilloché Enamel Lorgnette Chain 32"
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.
This beautiful lorgnette chain from the Art Deco era (ca1920) is a lovely example of fine Guilloché enamel work! Crafted in silver, the necklace is comprised of enameled links that alternate with fine strands of chain. Each enameled link is sky blue in color, with a subtle Guilloché pattern showing through to the surface. At the center of the chain is a lorgnette drop extension, which is perfect for hanging a complimentary pendant or locket from the base. The necklace fastens with a simple spring ring clasp in the back, though its generous length allows it to slip easily on and off overhead. Beautiful in its simplicity, this wonderful chain would make a versatile addition to any collection!
Measurements: The chain measures 32" in total length. The lorngette chain extension hangs 2 1/4" long at the center. Each enameled link measures approximately 1/2" long and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver chain and all of the pearls intact. Both spring ring clasps are secure and in good working condition.