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Reserved Special Offer: Victorian Pendant Articulated Vinaigrette Old Koi Silver Gilt Filigree Turquoise Eyes

This Gorgeous Pendant Carp is a fully articulated and hollow body Vinaigrette. In the days before organized street cleanings and trash pick up, the smells of city life could at times be overwhelming. It was the practise of that era for Women to place a cotton ball or swab soaked in their favorite scent inside of a decorative vessel, usually an item of jewelry, in order to cut the smell.

These items are collectively termed 'vinaigrettes' and that is exactly what this little fishy is! Made of a higher than sterling silver content and gilded with gold, this filigree'd fish is fully articulated and moves just like a fish! Comprised of 10 individually fastened sections and with pinned fins along the belly his mouth has a hook with which to open the compartment for placement of the scented swab.

He measures 2.45" long and has a diameter of 2" at his widest point. There is a silver hallmark inside his mouth with the word silver spelled out. It also has the letters CRP possibly standing for carp? Or the maker...

The chain he is on is not original to the pendant but is a 14k GF chain measuring 16" long. I added a spring ring safety clasp and bail. This is just such an unusual treasure and an instant conversation piece! You can upgrade to a 9k gold chain for an added 60.00 if you wish.

As with ALL HipCricket vintage items if you LOVE this guy but differ on the asking, Please feel free to make me an offer! All reasonable offers will be considered.

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RESERVED Special Offer:Victorian Pendant Articulated Vinaigrette Old Koi Silver Gilt Filigree Turquoise


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: silver gilt alloys, turquoise cabachons, gold filled chain and bail
  • Ships from Canada to select countries.
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