Articulated Owl Necklace With Amber Glass Cabochon Eyes - Published Book Piece

Bitchin Retro


You say you want a statement necklace?!?

This hooter is over five inches tall with piercing glass cabochon eyes, interesting textures, and many articulated elements. Also a vintage published collectible, shown on pg 209 of Marcia Brown's book, 'Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry.'

5 1/4" long x 2 1/2" wide. Full wing span is 6 1/8" wide.

Chain is 22" long.

We clean, inspect and return vintage treasures to their best possible condition. Decades of old makeup, dirt and dust are removed and pieces receive a light polish. This process takes many attempts and sometimes hours of work. This is in stark contrast to most sellers. Our vintage jewelry is ready to wear, and in the best possible condition we were able to provide. It is a labor of love, and we think it shows in our photos and in person.

Bitchin Retro Notes: This necklace has been thoroughly cleaned, and given a light polish. It came to us without the original clasp. We have attached a lobster claw clasp, and while totally functional, the gold tone of the clasp is of a slightly different gold tone than that of the chain, not seen as worn. This necklace is in average to very good vintage condition. We believe that there is an intentional distressed element inherent to the piece, which is part of it's charm, and there are also flea bites typical for the age. Please see condition descriptions below.

Vintage jewelry is rarely perfect. We will do our best to note any obvious flaws, but flea bites, and small scratches are to be expected.  Please view all photos with zoom to see characteristics of this listing, and note the measurements provided, as we use a telephoto lens to show as much visual detail as we can. This may enhance both size perception and imperfections actually not visible without magnification, but allows you to really see the quality of the piece. We would be happy to answer any questions, or provide additional photos.

Condition Descriptions: 

Excellent = very little to no visible wear, though minimal flea bites/scratches may be seen thru a loupe or magnification. 

Very Good = normal wear and tear typical for the age which can be seen up close, as well as flea bites/scratches seen thru a loupe. 

Average = significant wear seen with and without a loupe. We will note specifics and provide photos. 

We want you to be happy with your purchase, and have provided information to highlight the features and any imperfections or vintage love on our pieces. We also share condition descriptions (and lots of pictures) so that you are aware of how we arrived at our opinion. If despite our best efforts we miss something, we will be happy to work with you. 

Give us an opportunity to make it right...because we will. 

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