Victorian Mother of Pearl Fish Necklace

Victorian Mother of Pearl Fish Necklace

95.00

Catch this little iridescent fish charm as a token of good luck.

Set by hand in solid brass and hanging from a delicate brass chain the antique mother of pearl fish dates from around the early 1900's and was found at an antique's market in New York.

Made from hand carved mother of pearl, these fish counters were actually used during the 18th and early 19th century for a variety of parlour games. I like to think this was a lucky fish that brought on winnings to anyone that was able to catch it. Who knows maybe it will still bring good luck today...
They also had another use as silk thread winders - in the days when thread was sold in skeins, not reels, and you had to wind it in useable size lengths before sewing.

The fish charm measures approximately 5.5cm high by 1.5cm wide and hangs on a 40cm or 60cm brass chain.

These fish charms are rare and I will try my best to find this particular design. In the event that I should not be able to find one I will show you other options from my collection that can be custom made.

Each piece is made by hand so will be unique and may differ slightly from the image shown.

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