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Chinese Koi fish pendant. Green enamel. Articulated, wiggle, Carp Silver.

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: vintage, koi, carp, fish, pendant, chinese, silver, enamel, cloisonne, guilloche
  • Ships from United States to .
  • Feedback: 451 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: vintage, koi, carp, fish, pendant, chinese, silver, enamel, cloisonne, guilloche
  • Ships from United States to .
  • Favorited by: 7 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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This is a wonderful Chinese export, Koi fish pendant. These are handmade of Chinese silver
and enamel with a gilt finish. The gilt finish has softened in color so the fish would be perfect
for a gold or sterling silver chain. I see a silver mark on the ring on the very top of the original chain. The enamel is a gorgeous shade of medium green with pearl white, blue, orange and
yellow accents.

The fins and body are jointed enabling the fish to move and wiggle. The scales are individually formed. It's orange and yellow eyes bulge out and it has whiskers near it's red mouth. All the older Chinese export, carp are known have these kinds of whiskers. An original chain is attached on top for hanging the fish as a pendant. He is large, three inches long and about 1 1/4 " high including the fins.

He is in good condition with some discoloration on the tail and fins. A few of the scales and the top of his mouth have some enamel missing, which is not uncommon for a carp of this age.
He is still very beautiful and has many, many years of wear left in him. The detail put into this piece is fabulous and much too expensive to be reproduced today.



This is truly an heirloom piece, ready to wear a lifetime and pass down or to have as an investment to resell at a later date. He is a colorful and elegant conversation piece, sure to draw attention. (reticulated, articulated, movement)

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