Antique Victorian Italian Bird and Pearl Locket Pendant 14k Yellow Gold

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This amazing locket was made in Italy during the Victorian period. The locket features very three dimensional detail including a bird carrying a silver pearl and detailed carved leaves, some as petals also holding different sized silver pearls. The slightly convex front section which holds the details is finished with highly polished yellow 14k background. The center is finished by an oval frame and the outside of the frame is deeply textured and detailed with twisted knots that are intertwined. The inside of the locket shows a deeper gold on the left side and a lighter gold on the right hand side. The hinge itself has a slightly pinkish gold color. The snap is fully functional and closes with no issue. The back of the locket is smooth and highly polished. The bale is large to accommodate a large chain. The locket measures 1 3/4" in length including the bail. It measures over 1" in width. The locket weighs 8.2g.