VINTAGE HAND CRAVED ORIENTAL KOI FISH --STORE DISPLAY

Be sure to add me to your favorites list !Be sure to add me to your favorites list !Check out my other items ! THIS IS FROM MY VERY GOOD FRIENDS ESTATE, IT IS SOMETHING SHE FOUND WHEN VISITING HER FRIENDS IN CHINA. SHE HAD IT FOR ABOUT 40 YEARS AND I HAVE HAD IT PACKED AWAY FOR 23 OR 24 YEARS . IT IS 23" LONG AND AT ITS WIDEST PART IT IS 15". IT IS HAND CRAVED AND VERY DETAILED. IT IS VERY HEAVY WOOD, JUST UNDER 6LB. SHE TOLD ME SHE FOUND IT AT THE FISH MARKET, SHE SAID THAT THEY USED IT AS A DISPLAY AND SHE HAD TO DO SOME SWEET TALKING TO GET IT AND SHE WAS SO VERY GOOD AT THAT. IT HAS A PIN AND METAL RING NEAR THE TAIL, TO HANG IT AND A HOLE AT THE TOP OF THE HEAD, MAYBE WHERE A DOLL ROD WAS? SHE JUST HAD IT ON HER MANTLE, IT LOOKED GREAT WITH ALL HER OTHER IMPORTED ORIENTALS. LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND YOU WILL SEE ALL THE ORNATE DETAILS, THE EYES, WHISKERS, FINS, GILLS AND SCALES. IT IS A VERY POWERFUL PIECE, MAYBE A ONE AND OF A KIND. IT HAS A LITTLE WARE ON THE VERY TIP OF TALL AND FINS, AND OVER ALL AGE PATINA, WHICH JUST MAKES IT MORE CHARMING, ALMOST, ( MYSTICAL ). NOTHING BROKEN JUST WARE MARKS. I WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING, BUT YOU COULD USE SCRATCH COVER TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE NEW. I WAS ALWAYS GOING TO HANG IT IN OUR BAR OR FAMILY ROOM, BUT TIME GOT AWAY FROM ME AND NOW ALL MY TREASURES MUST FIND NEW HOMES...SO GOOD LUCK TO YOU ... read more