This is a very rare salmon carved coral pig. This piece could be worn as a pendant or on a charm bracelet. A nice quite large example. These are highly collectible and are quite rare. The coral is salmon in color and is genuine and natural.
I have collected coral for over 30 years and these have always been very difficult to acquire. I could not find a way to test without risk of chipping the coral due to the design and was not prepared to drop the acid on gold for risk of getting it on coral. These were often on the lower end of gold content when mountings are still original as in this example. I am assuming gold filled or low carat under 14k.
The carving is executed very well and as you can see in the photo, the adorable little face is simply irresistible. I have placed on top of a quarter and as you can see it is even larger than the quarter. The weight is a nice and heavy 4 5 grams. Length is 22.5 mm x 12.mm high by a thick 11.3mm. There are no chips, cracks or fissures which is amazing. A fabulous piece to add to your collection.