Vintage Jewelry marked Sterling. This is a beautifully designed piece and very well made with Gold wash over Sterling ( Vermeil ) metal work. The detailing is superb from his pluming tail feathers right down to his legs and feet. Measures 2 5/8" x 2". The torso and head have carved detailing and is a bit more than 1/2 an inch thick through the belly area. The plastic is riveted to the metal. Has the seamless and heavy look of Bakelite but, doesn't bring up the nicotine stain color using 409. A red stone is set for the eye. Ca., 1940 and in very good condition.