Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear. No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.Both original photo frames and plastic inserts are all in place. Clasp is secure and locket snaps shut nicely. Bale is secure and original. Material Tests for gold filled. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history. Etched by hand, locket depicts a bird on the sand that looks like sandpiper or plover. Square shaped (rather than round) locket becomes a canvas for the scenic design. Compact and slim, this locket is smooth and will lay flush when worn. Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time , Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in. Repousse is a technique used on metals that results in a three dimensional, sometimes hollow or open back design.
The maker hammers the metal from one side, to form a three dimensional design on the other. Repousse dates from ancient civilizations yet the technique is found in a wide variety of fine jewelry even today. _gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292).The item "Antique Victorian Rose Gold Filled GF Plover Bird Hand Etched Locket Pendant" is in sale since Saturday, June 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.