Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Korean Brass Fish Lock, circa 1900

$480

About

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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Width: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Y146Q1stDibs: LU820021413312

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1997
1stDibs seller since 2006
645 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • Located in Chicago, IL
    Like the sparkle of fish’s scales, this 19th century fish lock from North Korea once brightened the façade of a ...
    Category

    Early 20th Century Korean More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

    Materials

    Brass

    Brass Korean Fish Lock, circa 1900
    H 9.5 in. W 6 in. D 2 in.
    $480
  • Located in Chicago, IL
    Like the sparkle of a fish’s scales, this 19th century Korean fish lock once brightened the façade of a lacquere...
    Category

    Antique Late 19th Century Korean Mounted Objects

    Materials

    Brass

    Korean Brass Fish Lock, circa 1900
    H 6.5 in. W 5 in. D 1 in.
    $480
  • Located in Chicago, IL
    Like the sparkle of a fish’s scales, this 19th century Korean fish lock once brightened the façade of a lacquere...
    Category

    Antique Late 19th Century Korean Mounted Objects

    Materials

    Brass

    Korean Brass Fish Lock, circa 1900
    H 7.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 1 in.
    $480
  • Located in Chicago, IL
    Like the sparkle of a fish’s scales, this 19th century Korean fish lock once brightened the façade of a lacquere...
    Category

    Antique Late 19th Century Korean Mounted Objects

    Materials

    Brass

    Korean Brass Fish Lock, circa 1900
    H 9 in. W 7.25 in. D 1.25 in.
    $480
  • Located in Chicago, IL
    Each of these 19th century Chinese locks once brightened the façade of a lacquered cabinet with a flash of golde...
    Category

    Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects

    Materials

    Brass

    Set of Three Chinese Brass Locks, circa 1900
    H 6.5 in. W 7.75 in. D 2 in.
    $1,080 / set
  • Located in Chicago, IL
    A traditional motif in Chinese art, the fish on this hand painted 19th century provincial plate represents a ble...
    Category

    Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects

    Materials

    Ceramic

    Chinese Blue and White Fish Plate, circa 1850
    H 11.25 in. W 8.5 in. D 3 in.
    $380

You May Also Like

Late 19th Century Horse Hair Hat with Original Wood Base, Korea
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Late 19th century horse hair hat with original wood base, Korea The tanggeon hat was worn by nobility, as well as men in the commercial and medical fields. It would cover the mangeo...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Korean Minimalist More Asian Art, Objects and ...

Korean Elm Tansu Chest with Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
Korean elm chest with original brass hardware. The chest has a nice patina. Inside has three pull-out drawers and an open space.
Category

Antique 19th Century South Korean Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Korean Thresher
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Korean farm tool originally used to thresh wheat. Can now be used as an interesting sconce with lighting or hang on the wall as an art object. Wood and iron.
Category

Antique Early 1900s Korean More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Wood

Korean Thresher
$75 Sale Price
40% Off
Musha Samurai Warrior Figure, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This Musha Samurai warrior figure is from Japan and made from ceramic, silk and wood, circa 1850. The samurai were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-moder...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Textile, Silk, Wood

Musha Samurai Warrior Figure, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This Musha Samurai warrior figure is from Japan and made from silk and wood, circa 1850. The samurai were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Textile, Silk, Wood

Large Hollywood Regency Brass Resting Antelope Sculpture
By Sarreid Ltd.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fabulous addition to any decor, large Hollywood Regency polished brass handcrafted North African resting antelope sculpture. Gorgeous and substantial, iconic 1960s Hollywood Regency ...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Brass

Pair of Chinese Stone Foo Dogs. Circa 1850
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of hand carved Chinese stone sitting Foo dogs resting on rectangular decorative carved plinths. Mid-19th Century.
Category

Antique 1850s Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures

Chinese Wheelbarrow, circa 1900
Located in Evergreen, CO
This wheelbarrow has a single, three-foot wheel with a carrying surface that encases the top of the wheel and is flanked by a platform on each side. The platform was designed for tra...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Wood

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery