On the top of the head, the pattern underlying the enamel is stippled dots and on the tail feathers, it is lines. Black and white accents dotting the feathers on his breast add contrast, color, interest and texture. The golden-orange enamel is most harmonious with the yellow gold and has a remarkable sheen, especially with movement in the play of light, that is beautifully eye-catching, like bird feathers glistening in sunlight. Measuring about 1-7/8" tall (with the pin stem vertical) by over 1/2" wide, by about 1/4 deep, it weighs 8.2 grams. It is signed on the back "14K" and also "4-A".The brooch is in Very Good vintage condition. Upon close inspection and examination with my jeweler's loupe, I note there are some small spots of incomplete enamel coverage: here and there along the edge and on some high points.
There are also a few spots where the enamel "bled" over its line: again here and there along the edge and on the right end of the branch, which may have been deliberate, for example. It appears most, and probably all, of these minor imperfections happened when the piece was made and in any case, with all the bird's markings, are hard to notice, especially with the naked eye. For most, they will only add to its handmade charm. And apart from this, there is only surface dirt and light scratches, consistent with age. While there is white in the owl's markings, please forgive the light areas in most of the photos, which are solely due to camera distortion, reflections and glare on the glossy enamel; apologies for any confusion.
He must be a male because his plumage is so fabulous! With the sheen of the enamel and the gleaming 14 karat yellow gold, Mr. He will be a super addition to a collection and is easy to wear as well. Not just for bird lovers, this is one for all your fine feathered friends and he will fly out of here in a gift box in case you can bring yourself to give him away. But be wise my little chickadee, there aren't flocks of these out there, and solid gold and enamel owly birds are on many bird watching eBayers' lists!Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry. Both methods include gift box. International buyers aware of the rules and expenses of importing into their country are welcome. WE LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! If you have a complaint, please let us know.
It is our highest ambition to deserve 5 Stars. We thank you for your custom! Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Vintage 14K Gold & Enamel Owl Pin Fab Color Combo Detailed Bird Brooch HOOT" is in sale since Thursday, November 9, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches".The seller is "momandpopcybershop" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.