Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

This shop is taking a short break.

Want to know when they return?

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Stun the world with this gorgeous gold-washed silver articulated vintage fish on a gold filled chain necklace. The filigree articulated fish flows and moves throughout the body and fins and features beautiful green turquoise eyes. It is marked silver, which I believe to be the old Chinese equivalent marking for sterling silver although I am not certain. This authentic vintage Chinese fish was likely made between 1950-1970, over 40-60 years ago, although many online references date similar fish to around 1900. It is of a craftsmanship unmatched by modern reproductions.

It measures a lengthy 3 1/7" long, a very rare size for articulated vintage fish pendants. The fish opens at the mouth so you can add a piece of cotton or wool moistened with your favorite fragrance to maintain a delightful scent all evening long. Online research indicates that this type of pendant is referred to either as a patch box or a scent box. As a patch box, the wearer would store patches in it to cover up pox marks. As a scent box, the wearer would store cotton or wool in the fish to provide a pleasant scent or possibly even to ward off evil.

The necklace is accentuated with 1.5" vintage enamel fish tear drop beads with orange glass accents. The colorful enamel fish beads are delightfully decorated with gold fish and petal flowers with a carved lotus base. These vintage beads were individually handmade many years ago.

The gold filled necklace is 24.5" long and can be shortened upon request. The fish pendant is 3 1/7" long and about 1" wide. The bead drops are 1.5" long. The necklace is finished with a 1/20 14K GF marked clasp and is marked with my signature "The Vintage Skeletons" tag.

This necklace will ship in a large stunning velvet gift box perfect for gifting, storage, and display (pictures available upon request). The necklace will ship via priority mail with insurance within the United States due to the weight of the package or first class mail without insurance internationally. Unfortunately, I have no control over the shipping price and will refund any over charges on international shipping and handling. Also, I am not responsible for the package and any damage that occurs once in transit, so I would recommend purchasing insurance on international shipments. Contact me if you would like insurance added.

~~ Every piece of handmade jewelry I make contains at least one high-quality authentic vintage or antique component. I take great pride in searching for and using vintage or antique components whenever they exist as feasible. As a result, the high quality of the pieces is something you can count on, and as an added bonus, by wearing something from the vintage era you are being green by preventing items from going to waste. Because I believe everyone should know what they are buying, I've included the following vintage/modern breakdown:

Articulated Chinese fish pendant, teardrop beads, orange glass beads
Gold-Filled: Clasp, headpin, jump rings, and chain

If you have any questions let me know. Thank you!

Please see my shop policies section for information regarding shipping, refunds, etc. Louisiana residents add 8.75% tax. All vintage items should be expected to have minor wear from age.

Please visit my shop at TheVintageSkeletons.etsy.com ~~

Chinese Articulated Gold and Silver Koi Fish Perfume Necklace with Enamel Drop Beads Handmade Vintage


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Vintage Chinese Articulated Fish, Gold Wash, Sterling Silver, Gold Filled Chain, Gold Filled Headpins, Gold Filled Clasp, Gold Filled Jump Rings, Vintage Enamel Fish Teardrop Beads, Vintage Orange Glass Beads, The Vintage Skeletons Tag, Lotus Bead, Filigree Fish, Turquoise
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 18 reviews
  • Favorited by: 132 people