Antique Peruvian Sterling Articulated Fish/ From Massoume Mossadegh Estate
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Antique Peruvian Sterling Articulated Fish/ From Massoume Mossadegh Estate:
dexter2u Store 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 blue glass eyes!
It is marked with "925"on the tail fin and has what appears to be A"LRT" or " MRT" Hallmark on the other side of the tail
(I can't make it out to be sure)
It measures about 7" long x 3 1/4 " tall and weighs 117 grams (4.1 ounces)A fantastic, Unique addition to any collection and would definitely make a wonderful gift!