Guilloche is a French term meaning engine turning. Guilloche enamel looks like engraved markings that keep repeating. It is used on all types of metal. Some metals included are gold, silver, brass and copper. Guilloche enameling is used on many different types of small items. It is most commonly used on compacts, pill boxes, jewelry, clocks, dresser sets and more.
Guilloche is a very beautiful type of enameling that is very popular in France and Russia. However, it is also very delicate. In many cases if it is not handled and stored correctly, it may chip. Value depends on maker, metal and condition. Faberge makes some of the most beautiful examples of guilloche enameling.
Guilloche Enamel Box
Guilloche Enamel Salt and Pepper Shakers
Guilloche Enamel Clock