This boxwood snuff bottle is carved on both sides with two fish facing each other. It is 2” long by 1 5/8” wide. I have topped it with a one of a kind hand blown glass bead by renown,glass artist, Tom Boylon that is blue with some of the same color as the boxwood in it. The entire pendant drops 3” from a brown cord that is adjustable from 14” to 28”. This unique pendant is beautifully carved and hollow so it is light weight. It is signed on one side by the artist who carved it.
The fish is symbolic of abundance, prosperity, wealth and persistence. It is also believed to represent an advantage in business. A pair of fish symbolizes a happy marriage.
The Chinese have been carving boxwood figures for about 900 years. Boxwood is from the Chinese boxwood evergreen shrub which is native to Southeast Asia. Because it is fine grained and high density it can be carved in great detail yet it is light weight. The Chinese have been carving boxwood figures for about 900 years. It is also used to carve musical instruments. Romans used to place a twig of boxwood in their tombs.
Carved Boxwood Fish Snuff Bottle Pendant Necklace
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