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Chinese silver & enamel articulated fish

£ 385

Silversmith
Place

China

Year

c1950

Charming enamelled silver fish, probably carp, with an articulated body on a hanging chain.

In Chinese culture fish are considered a symbol of luck in several ways. Since the Chinese pronunciation of fish is the same as that of another word meaning abundance, fish are often used as a sign of wealth and prosperity. Fish also symbolise harmony, marital happiness and reproduction because they multiply rapidly and sometimes swim in pair.

Height
75mm (3")
Reference
5166
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