Vintage Miniature Articulated Fish Charm Stanhope-RARE!

This is a vintage, 1905-1915 era miniature articulated fish stanhope charm. Quite unusual and very unique and scarce.

This little fish measures only 1+1/2 inches long. It is made of about 7 segments which are moveable and make the fish able to move back and forth, like it is swimming.

Great detail and it took quite the craftsman to make this.

W the fishes eyes would be is a little raised, tiny scope with a lens. When you look through the lens you see an image, this tiny image is a " stanhope". Although a little difficult you can see what looks like a Saint or other religious figure standing and other people kneeling.

I can make out the words "del rio" on the bottom of the view. With a little study I am sure all of the words could be made out.

These little stanhope views were put in fountain pens, pencils, charms, ivory telescopes and many other items. I have never seen one like this.

I believe the metal this is made of is brass or bronze. I do not know who made this, but if I had to make an educated guess, I would say it was Japanese as they had the skill to do such small intricate work. It could also be a Victorian English Craftsman, but I lean toward Japanese.

T are no other markings on it except one tiny mark on the fish tail I cannot make out.

T is a loop for hanging

From a Massachusetts estate, I think this scarce piece will delight it's new owner!

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