He's only 3 inches high but this Chinese enamel fish packs a decorative punch. The colorful cloisonne enamel is multi shades of blue with crimson, black, white and gilded brass accents.
In Chinese culture, the word for fish is 'Yu' which is also the word for 'affluence' so the fish symbolizes abundance and wealth.
This abundantly cute little fish measures 1 3/4 inches across by 3 inches high. It's in excellent vintage condition. Circa 1950s.
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