A. Brandt + Son

Art Deco Sterling Engine-Turned Guilloché Purple Enamel Locket

Guilloché is an engraving technique in which a very precise, intricate pattern is mechanically etched into an underlying material with very fine detail. Most commonly, the Guilloché surface was then enameled and the repetitive, intricate design would show through the colorful enamel to the surface.

A magnificent Guilloché enamel locket from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This beautiful piece is crafted in sterling silver and has a double-sided enameled design. The surface of the both sides of the locket displays a rich, lavender colored enamel, with one side exhibiting a solid white border. Beneath the translucent purple enamel is an exquisite engine-turned Guilloché pattern, which fans out from the center in wavy rows. When opened, the piece reveals a removable round frame to store a special photograph inside and the locket hangs from a simple sterling bail. A lovely and feminine piece, this wonderful locket would make a special addition to any collection!

Measurements: The locket hangs 1 1/4" in length, has a diameter of 1" and measures a little more than 1/8" thick.

Condition: The overall condition of the locket is great. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting and the locket opens easily and fastens securely shut. There is some minor surface wear to the enameling, mostly in the white border, however, none of which is noticeable when the piece is worn. The interior appears to have been previously gilded, retaining its golden-toned hue; this can only be seen when the locket is opened.

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