Brass Fish Lock

c. 1900
$480 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 5.0" D: 1.0" H: 6.5"
Materials
Brass
Collection #
Y146DD
Estimated Shipping
$20

Like the sparkle of a fish’s scales, this 19th-century Korean fish lock once brightened the façade of a lacquered cabinet with a flash of golden brass. Demonstrating the aesthetic value placed on even the most everyday items, the handcrafted lock arches a fish into a gentle curve, finely etched with a pattern of layered scales. In Korean Buddhism, fish are revered as creatures thought to have their eyes open day and night, and thus make for watchful protectors of one's belongings. Placed on a custom steel mount, the lock is re-imagined as an elegant sculptural object.

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