Art Deco Sterling Guilloché Enamel Vinaigrette Necklace
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 necklace from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This gorgeous piece is made of sterling silver and is comprised of an egg-shaped vinaigrette pendant that hangs from a complimentary chain. The surface of the pendant displays a beautiful light green enamel design with delicate pink flowers surrounded by leaves that decorate the surface. The pendant is textured with a striped Guilloché design showing below the the enamel. Hugging the center is a filigree seam, where the egg can be unscrewed and opened to reveal a hollow center. Matching green enameled bar links interspersed within the sterling chain complete the necklace, fastening in the back with a simple spring ring clasp. A lovely example of Guilloché jewelry, this necklace would make a beautiful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures 19.5" long. The Guilloché vinaigrette pendant hangs 1 1/2" long including the extension, and is 1/2" wide and thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or to the Guilloché enamel design. The vinaigrette pendant screws open and shut securely, and the chain and spring ring clasp are secure.