Antique Japanese hand cast bronze Koi Fish - symbol of prosperity and good fortune - Japan, early 20th century
Large antique Japanese hand cast and hand crafted bronze Koi Fish with finely detailed scales, head and fins.
(Known to swim against the current and overcome great obstacles (as mentioned in an old Japanese tale), koi symbolize strength, courage, patience, and success through perseverance. As koi can grow very large and live a long life, they have become a symbol of prosperity and good luck. Among many other symbols koi are symbols of love and friendship in Japan and they are becoming a universal symbol of peace all over the world.)
Dimensions: ca. 28 cm (11 inches) in length.
Weight ca 1013 grams
In good antique condition with aged patina.
Please accept that the actual colour may vary slightly from the colour represented in our photographs.