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Victorian Mother of Pearl Fish Pendant

$200.00

Victorian Mother of Pearl Fish Pendant

$200.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1860

Unusual fish pendant dating from the 1860's. It's a hand-crafted piece of mother of pearl with hand carved lines to create the illusion of scales and fins. With its long head and tail, I am unsure on what type of of fish this is... Any guesses? I'm thinking carp.  

In ancient China, it was believed that there was a magical carp that was able to swim upstream against the current of the Yellow River and leaped over Dragons Gate waterfall, turning into a magical dragon, hence why the carp is a reminder that we can overcome obstacles and find success. 

STONES 

Mother of Pearl

MEASUREMENTS 

4.2 x 1.4cm (not including jump ring)

WEIGHT 

1.9g

MARKS 

None 

CONDITION 

Very good, metal fittings have been replaced

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