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Mexican Abalone Standing Fish Bottle Opener


A marvelous and unusually large bottle opener shaped like a fish covered in mother-of-pearl “scales” and engineered to stand on its tail, creating movement as if jumping out of the water. Its mouth is made of bronze and is designed to open bottles. Mexican, circa 1950.

Height (when standing): 10.5"
Length: 15"
Width (tail fin): 5.75"
Width (body): 3.25"
Depth: 2.25"


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    H 10.5 in. x W 15 in. x D 2.25 in.

    H 26.67 cm x W 38.1 cm x D 5.72 cm

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    New York, NY
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