Lot 61B: Japanese Meiji >10 Kt Gold Enamel Articulated Fish

Artemis Gallery

July 20, 2017
Louisville, CO, US

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Description: East Asia, Japan, Meiji period, ca. 1868 to 1912 CE. An articulated koi fish pin comprised of gold (over 10 karat) and enamel of aqua and royal blue hues. In Japanese the word "koi" means carp as well as "love" or "affection"; hence koi fish are symbolic of friendship and love in Japan. Custom stand. Size: 2.125" L (5.4 cm); 1.625" H (4.1 cm) on stand; Total weight: 5 grams

Provenance: private Schroeder collection, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, acquired before 1970

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Condition Report: Some age wear. Fish is gold, but attached pin is not.
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