Exceptional and rare is this gorgeous necklace of genuine natural punk and white Angel skin coral. I have listed this piece as vintage but I believe it is actually likely Antique. If not an antique piece, it is early 20th Century.
The coral beads which all average 6mm, beautifully matched are hand carved beads, slightly off round as on would expect. In color, they are p8nk and white which are perfect match to the carved coral fish.
The carved coral fish which I believe to be a Carp, is beyond magnificent! It is the star of the necklace and is exceptionally rare. The coral which is genuine and natural is the most stunning pink and white angel skin coral.
The Master carver chose the areas which display of pink in the coral to perfection when carving this, it is honestly a work of art. The detail in this carving is the work of a Master Carver. The beauty of the carved scales, fins, artistic impression and overall scale of the carving in superb. There are no chips, cracks, fissures, pits in this carving. The number of hours it would have taken along with the skill of the Carver, really just make such pieces a work of art from the past.
I have collected rare corals for over 30 years, this is coming from my personal collection.
Necklace measures 18 3/4 inches long
Carved fish is just a tad over 2 inches long by just over 1/2 inch wide
Coral beads 6mm
Clasp is a 14k wearily trombone like push lock clasp
Weight 26 grams
It is fresh from my stringer and had been restrung on white silk, knotted between each bead. Though the old stringing was in nice condition, the new owner deserved to have it fresh, brand new and unworn.
This piece is in excellent condition.
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