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Antique Victorian Painted Metal Opening Owl Locket Charm


An antique Victorian c1900 painted base metal owl charm with hinged wings that lift up to reveal a secret compartment below, such a beautiful and very unusual piece.

It measures 23mm (15/16ths of an inch) by 17mm (11/16ths of an inch). It is made of a base metal that has been painted though the majority of the colour has now worn away. The wings lift up at the back to reveal a circular hole in the owl's body. It doesn't appear to have ever held a glass as there is nothing to hold it in. It is just a space for whatever you want, a lock of hair or secret love note. There is no catch, it is held in place by gravity. There is slight surface wear but otherwise it is in very good condition. Such a lovely piece. 

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