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Gold fish circa 1875

Gold, rubies and an emerald | 20.2 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm | RCIN 11319

This articulated fish is made of gold rings engraved to mimic scales and fastened together in sections to allow for the body to move side to side. Containers for kohl eye makeup or perfume were often modelled on fish however, as the mouth of this example is secured with a pin, its function is unclear.

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