This true antique sterling silver articulated pendant fob is a superb example of its type. Finely hand-crafted in the Victorian period it is beautifully modelled with incredible detailing and 2 red Ruby gemstone eyes that sparkle and shine.
The fish is a large size and constructed in 10 concentric segments so it wiggles and shimmies with the slightest movement. Super quality, the fish is hallmarked on the tail and it has a generously sized heavy duty silver ring at the top to attach it to your favorite necklace chain or perhaps show it off dangling from an elegant antique pocket watch chain.
This style of articulated fish were popular in Chinese and Japanese jewellery, which was a major point of inspiration for the Victorian Aesthetic movement during the 1870's and 1880's. Even so this flexible fellow has his origins firmly in Europe and was likely made in France.
In excellent condition, a fabulous and unique antique piece! In many cultures fish are thought to bring wealth, perhaps wearing this fish pendant fob will deliver you the same fate!
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout
GEMSTONE: 2 genuine rubies, Presidium tested and verified, measuring 3.75mm diameter
MEASUREMENTS: 2-5/8" (6.7cm) in total length, long, 5/8" (1.6cm) wide, jump ring 7mm, chain 18" (46cm)
WEIGHT: 7.5 grams
DATE: 1880's, Victorian
HALLMARKS: stamped with obscured hallmarks on the tail, acid tested and verified sterling silver
CONDITION: this antique silver articulated fish pendant is in excellent condition throughout with no noted flaws. It has perfect movement, the ruby gemstones are firmly set and the incredibly intricate detailing still crisp and fresh
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Rubys.