High-fired porcelain Koi fish pendant

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High-fired porcelain Koi fish pendant

Details

This magnificent porcelain koi fish pendant (high fired and high glazed) was handmade and handpainted by a fellow artisan.

I placed the 1 3/4" pendant on a 17 1/2" silver-plate chain with a pewter bail and attached a lovely 2" silver-plate extender so you have a choice of lengths (from 17 1/2" to 19 1/2"). (Note: if you think you would want the shorter length, you may wish me to shorten the extender - see the last picture.)

To highlight the koi's vibrant red colouring, I added dangles made of small chunks of turquoise matched with round coral beads to the pendant and extender chain.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I often admire these impressive fish in the Japanese Gardens at the Montreal Botanical Garden.

The following explanation of the symbolism of the koi (or carp) in the Chinese culture is taken from the beautiful Web site chinesepaintings.com.


The words for fish and abundance are pronounced the same in Chinese (yu) so the fish in the Chinese culture symbolizes wealth. Fish also symbolize harmony, marital happiness and reproduction because they multiply rapidly and sometimes swim in pairs. Chinese legend says people placed messages in the bellies of the fish, and thus the fish has come to symbolize communication with a distant friend or loved one. Fish is an important symbol in the Buddhist religion and are among the auspicious signs on the Footprints of Buddha. The fish on the Buddha footprints signifies freedom from all restraints. The most popular fish motif found in Chinese art and culture is that of the Carp or Koi.

Materials Used

highfired porcelain, silver plate, pewter, turquoise, coral

Product Attributes

Color: Pink

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BlytheSpiritCreations on Jul 6, 2015
5 stars

I have been delighted with purchases I have made from Artfire. I now have a wonderful pen from steampunk creations-my friend will love it! The prehnite gemstone earrings are so beautiful- how delightful to have a site with choices like these at such a reasonable price.
Patron188429 on Feb 3, 2013
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I absolutely LOVE these pieces, especially the bear pendant! Shipping was very fast and the seller was very nice and even emailed to let me know that she sent the piece - I will definitely be a return customer. Thanks Debbie!

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