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SOLD~ Antique French Guilloche Enamel & Silver Locket

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  • Regular price $395.00

Guilloché, pronounced “gee-oh-shay,” is a mechanical engraving technique, produced by a special lathe or “rose machine,” that dates to the 17th century and was popularized during the Victorian Era. In fine jewelry, guilloche' is used to enhance the appearance of brooches and pendants. Guilloche' enamel refers to metal pieces that have been engraved and then covered with a translucent layer of enamel, giving the patterns underneath a colorful hue. With a lovely wreath of pink hand painted roses framed in blue, this wonderful little locket would be a perfect gift for Valentine's day, or any day that a sweet keepsake is called for!  We picked this little treasure up in France and we date it circa 1920s.

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 3.2cm overall length; locket is 2cm dia.

Materials: Silver, guilloche enamel

Metal: Silver

Marks: "935", maker's mark on bail 

 |935| |VM| on jump ring & 2 illegible marks on bail

Condition:Excellent antique condition