Guilloché is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material (in this case sterling silver). This particular pattern starts with an asymmetrical floral shape near one edge with repetitive radiating lines surrounding it - all topped by a vibrant blue enamel.
This lid has great optics to it with a beautiful glow as the light hits it from different angles, giving it a three-dimensional wave. The cut crystal bowl is round with an art deco gem-style star cut pattern rounding the outside and bottom. There is a small bubble in the lip of the jar. The lid has a worn maker's hallmark that starts with an "d" and has a super worn cartouche following. It is also stamped with a lion (english sterling silver), anchor (birmingham, england) and date letter "g" (1931).
The lidded box measures approx. 4 inches in diameter x 2 1/4 inches tall. This piece may be great for storing jewelry, cotton balls or other precious tiny things. There is some minor surface wear to the enamel and crystal bottom with a few of the tiniest flea bites to jar edge, best seen with a magnifier.
The mesmerizing enamel is in very fine condition. Total wt: 272.3 grams. Condition: very good antique condition with vintage patina and vintage age wear to the silver; enamel is in very fine condition with some minor surface age wear, few of the tiniest flea bites to jar edge, best seen with a magnifier.
Each vintage piece has been examined by a graduate gemologist. Stone carat weights stated represent approximate weights which can vary by the limitations of measuring set gems. Due to the age, antique & vintage jewelry and sterling objects are often not perfect, and may have normal signs of surface wear, or small imperfections due to hand crafting or production in a long gone era rather than mass-manufactured nature. This is what makes each piece special and unique. This item is made of sterling silver and jewelry, lidded, guilloche, enamel, english, blue, cut crystal, glass, jar, birmingham england, flower, art deco.