Posted 3 years ago
I found this koi fish at a thrift store for $20. it's got a nice patina. I think it's brass(?). It's 5" long & has 4 small holes & 1 larger in the center. The small holes have circular piece of metal w/ 3 holes. The larger one has 5 holes. Imprinted on the bottom of the head, in upper case lettering 'MADE IN JAPAN'. Under the tail section 'PAT 09902'. Perhaps it's to display flowers like an ikebana vase? Or for incense? Any help/comments appreciated. -Maliea!!