WONDERFUL VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER ARTICULATED FISH (JUDAICA). C1880
This is a fine quality Victorian Solid Silver Articulated Fish, I would estimate this to date to circa 1880 making it nearly 140 years old, the quality is stunning and the decoration is breath taking.
This impressive fish has an articulated body, allowing the fish’s position to be customised.
The body is embellished with separate dorsal and pectoral fins, in addition to rows of chased scales. The forked caudal/tail fin is further ornamented with engraved textures replicating the fish's natural features.
The impressive head of the fish is embellished with engraved decoration and accented with two wonderfully ornate eyes. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this fish is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos don’t do it justice. I can’t find any hallmarks, it has been tested and is silver.
Measures 10 cm long
(measurements and weights where specified are approximate)
Weight 18 grams
Very good. (as shown in photo)
Please gauge condition using photos provided.
An unquestionably exquisite and fine addition for any uncompromising collector or as a display piece.