A big mouth with a secret! Chinese export silver vermeil fish with turquoise eyes. A lever opens the mouth to reveal a place for opium or scented cotton (vinaigrette) depending upon your pleasure. Segments are articulated and the body is an intricate decorative mesh. It is marked silver on the inside of the mouth and has a gold wash/vermeil coating. It measures 2 3/4” long and 3/4” wide. It is in very good condition and the clasp and hinge are also in good working order. The bail measures 1/8” to be worn as a pendant or charm.
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Antique Chinese Silver Vermeil Articulated Fish Opium/Snuff Box Charm/Pendant