Antique Peruvian Sterling Articulated Fish/ From Massoume Mossadegh Estate
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Antique Peruvian Sterling Articulated Fish/ From Massoume Mossadegh Estate:
For your consideration,This Magnificent Peruvian Sterling Silver (not plated) Articulated Fish Sculpture
From the personal estate of Massoume Mossadegh's who was Mohammad Mossadegh's Granddaughter.
(Prime Minister of Iran, 1951-1953)
This Breathtaking creatures that resembles a Piranha is intricately created in the modernistic Style of Italian-born silversmith, Graziella Laffi and could possibly be her work or that of one of her assistants.Each fin is wonderfully shaped, some layered, and all with hammered and decorated with interesting geometric designs/symbols. (They remind me of Navaho designs on antique silver beads I have seen in the past.) This fish also has beautiful red and blue glass eyes!
It is marked with "925"on one fin and has What appears to be A"LRT" or " HRT" Hallmark Next to the 925.
(I can't make it out to be sure)
It measures about 10" long x 4 1/2" tall and weighs 225 grams (7.9 ounces)A fantastic, Unique addition to any collection or would definitely make a wonderful gift!
On May-11-13 at 19:09:50 PDT, seller added the following information: