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1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (on white background)
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1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (backside)
1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (detail)
1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (side view)
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1920s Articulated Fish Earrings

1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (on white background)
1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (on black background)
1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (backside)
1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (detail)
1920s Articulated Fish Earrings (side view)
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A pair of exceptional and truly massive Chinese articulated fish, converted to earrings from pendants. They sway beautifully, with full articulation, and movement in the eyes even. The pendants are earlier than the articulated Chinese fish that became popular in the 1960s, and likely date to around 1920. We converted them to earrings with new 14K gold wires. They drop nearly 4 inches and weigh about 27 grams each, which is far heavier than most wearers will find comfortable.

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel, and 14K Gold

Date

1920s

Condition

Good. Small enamel losses, particularly in the tails. Converted from pendants into earrings with new 14K gold wires.

Size

Total Drop: 3.75"