Basket of Roses - Silver Enamel Locket
The technique of guilloché creates an interesting and beautiful decoration to the surface of a piece of jewelry. The deep engine turned engravings provide additional layers of visual and a textural interest to the item.
A sterling silver double box locket circa 1910 delights the eye with its floral imagery. Enamel in shades of opalescent pearl, rose pink, sienna and black color a tableau which features a wicker basket brimming with a trio of pink rose blossoms and leaves under a heraldic banner of black enamel ornamented with a garland of matching pink roses. The properties of the translucent enamel allow the pattern of engravings to be viewed as an ornate backdrop for the botanical design.
Measurements: 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) in length by 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) in width. Weight of 13.6 grams (8.7 dwt).
Hallmarks: Sterling silver on top "O" fitting.
Condition: Excellent; a bit of wear to top "O" fittings. New plastic inserts for photographs.
Date: Circa 1910.
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