Victorian 9ct Gold Guilloche Enamel and Diamond star, Stick, tie, cravat, lapel pin, Circa 1860
A stunning, Antique stickpin mounted with a central cluster of seven diamonds mounted in a star design on a domed, royal blue guilloche enamel head, complete with gold rope frame (please see images).
The diamonds are bright, old, cushion-cuts with a total estimated carat weight of between 0.15ct to 0.20ct
The head of the pin measures 16.8mm.
A great addition to a collection!
MEASUREMENTS: 16.8 x 74mm
HALLMARKS: None tests to at least 9ct gold
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: ST241
Guilloché (presumably named after French engineer Guillot) is a symmetrical pattern engraving technique, where a lathe is used to cut intricate patterns into the metal, known as engine turning. The powdered enamel is then layered over the metal, and after firing, the transparent enamel lets the design peek through.
Peter Carl Fabergé’s workshop used this technique often when creating his exquisite pieces of jewellery and collectables.