An archaeological revival gold and enamel brooch/pendant, by Robert Phillips, circa 1865 Set to the centre with a raised scarab rendered in scarlet guilloché enamel with black enamel spot and stripe detail, between a pair of finely modelled rearing gold cobras with black enamel decoration, suspended from a detachable gold and black enamel coiled cobra […]
"Guilloché is a decoration of concentric design engraved on metal, through the use of a lathe, resulting in an elaborate pattern. These elegant and usually quite intricate designs are often covered by translucent enamels which serves to highlight the pattern. Also referred to as engine-turned." Read more.