18th Century Silver Flexible Fish

Silver perfume holder in the form of a fanciful fish with red stone eyes and articulated tail.

probably Dutch: mid 18th century.

1 vols. 5 x 2-1/2 inches. 18th Century Silver Flexible Fish. Fine. Item #41492

A charming and curious work. The sole-like fish, its body engraved and chased, is hinged at the head, which opens to reveal a perfume container; the tail, indecipherably hallmarked, is composed of six jointed segments, giving it a naturalistic flexibility, and the entire piece is a tactile delight.

Price: $850.00 Free International Delivery