Very pretty Victorian sterling necklace with a bird and padlock C.1890.
The necklace has a convenient front closure.
The central station of the necklace is catching immediate attention.
The upper part of it has a beautifully hand carved bird
on the round back adorned with scrolls around it.
The side scrolls have Etruscan style bars attached,
one of which has a spring ring clasp.
The padlock pendant underneath symbolizes faithful love.
The bird symbolizes good news.
The whole center piece is 55 mm wide 40 mm high.
The padlock is 20 mm X 14 mm.
Well-crafted mesh chain necklace is 21 1/4 inches around neck.
Chain 10.5 mm wide.
The spring ring stamped STERLING.
The padlock stamped with British sterling hallmarks.
Total weight is 37 grams.
Excellent antique condition commensurate with age.