Guilloche

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  1. xirja

    xirja New Member

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    Is anyone a big fan of the late 19th century guilloche look?
    I have seen some fantastic work from Austria in nice compacts
    and brushes such as:

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    Are there any companis like Swarovski offering this look today?

    Feel free to post any stunning photos here!
     
  2. gius

    gius chat~

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    Hello xirja, Welcome to theFashionSpot
    Please remember to add credits/the source to picture you post here
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  3. Crying Diamonds

    Crying Diamonds Geometric Discharge

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    Welcome Xirja!

    Guilloche enamel is such a fantastic technique.

    A few examples from the workshop of Peter Carl Faber[FONT=arial,sans-serif][SIZE=-1][/SIZE][/FONT]:

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    wartski, alvr, myartprints, sienajulia
     
  4. xirja

    xirja New Member

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    Thank you CD. The first two dealers referenced have many wonderful items
    listed there. I especially like the candlestick you posted! These gum pots
    are also something:

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    image: alvr.com

    I suppose guilloche can be considered machine engraving?
    Amazing! How can it be done in 3d? Especially in 1900!
     
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  5. fashion.fashoff

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    thank you for posting about this topic! i love guilloche enamel too.

    ^xirja, guilloche is a variety of engine-turned engraving. jewelry and silver manufacturers started using fairly sophisticated machinery for their products during the industrial revolution of the 19th century.

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    c1900 norwegian guilloche peacock pin (pic by me)

    not many companies do guilloche nowadays. its popularity sort of waned in the 30s or so.
     
  6. xirja

    xirja New Member

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    Nice one FF! I like the combination of machine engraving and hand painting.

    I recall seeing a nice diagram of a "golden age" machine engraver, but
    today I was only able to find this one tailored for pen engraving:

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    image: classicpensinc.com
     

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