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A History & Practical Manual
Calina C. Shevlin
• A history and how-to book for people interested in the nearly lost art
of guilloché
• Useful visual guides and historical information for craftspeople with moderate
experience with rose engines
• Expert information from the roughly 30 working guillocheurs in the world
Guilloché is the decorative engraving of a metal surface, such as watch cases,
cufflinks, or the Fabergé Egg, with the use of a hand-powered device called a
rose engine. This passionately researched book tracks the birth, decline, and
revival of this endangered craft and features exclusive information from the
world’s few living professional guillocheurs, as well as an exploration of the
distinction between guilloché and its forebear, ornamental turning. The word
“guilloché” was first used to describe details of ancient Greek columns, but the
rose engine didn’t appear until the mid-1700s, near the French-Swiss border.
With a basic knowledge of this contraption, and the straight-line machine,
aspiring guillocheurs can follow 19 pattern-cutting “recipes” to create several
classic designs and discover endless possibilities for new concepts. Authoritative
text, gallery and detail photographs, dynamic illustrations, and precise, hand-
drawn renderings will assist and delight adventurous craftspeople, machinists
and engineers, and steampunks alike.
Calina C. Shevlin
has an MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry from the
University of North Texas. Having worked at Swiss watch companies and
independently as a guillocheuse, her goal is to disseminate the information on
guilloché far and wide.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 270 b/w & color photos & drawings • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5017-7 • hard cover • $34.99
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