This is a gorgeous miniature cardinal, hand painted by artist Sandra Hendler who has a shop on etsy, MoonsCuriousItems, as well as her own website. I had this custom made by her. It is a 9kt gold Edwardian locket. It does not open, it has glass on both sides with the painting featured in the middle. There are ornate flourishes on the top, as pictured, as well as an ornate handing loop and I hung it from my own chain, which is not gold, just costume, so you can change the chain if you like. The cardinal is an original oil painting by Sandra Handler, not a reproduction. The reverse if plain back and the locket and glass are in wonderful condition. Handler is an incredible artist who has collected antique jewelry for years, entranced by the gorgeous workmanship and fabulous designs. Her line has come to include miniatures of skulls, bees, heraldic pieces, flowers, beasts, royal hearts, and this special cardinal. They sell for several hundred dollars each. Please see my other auctions. The item “Hand painted minature cardinal necklace in antique Edwardian gold oval locket” is in sale since Sunday, January 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “dogwood223″ and is located in Chesterton, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Sandra Hendler
- Metal: Gold
- Metal Purity: 9k
- Style: Locket
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States