David Howell & Co.
Koi Fish Metal Bookmark
Regular price $12.99
Koi were first bred for color in the 1820s in Japan. The word "koi" comes from Jamanese, simply meaning "carp." What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as "nishyikigoi" in Japan, literally meaning "brocaded carp." In Japanese, Koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" and "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.
- Solid brass bookmark; electroplated in non-tarnishing silver finish
- Approximately 1¼ × 3½ in (3.1 × 8.9 cm)
- Packaged in acetate sleeve, with provenance card
- Designed and manufactured in USA