This is one of my favorite necklaces to wear and I hate to part with it, but the time has some. It s not particularly old, I don't think, progagly from the 1970's. It has a heavy link chain that is 20" long and has a lobstar claw closure. The pendant is 3 1/4" long by 1 3/4" and it is very detailed and multilayered. It is supposed to be Pierrot, the French clown, although I am not sure of that since he has a different look about him that the French pieces do. I have never worn the piece that it has not drawn lots of ohs and ahs. I love it. It is in good condition and is signed West Germany with a designer logo that I am not afamiliar with.