Fish shaped Chinese cake mould

Early 20th century

  • fruit tree
  • 200mm wide x 75mm deep x 20mm high

The word for fish in Chinese is pronounced "yu". Another word with same pronunciation means abundance. So fish represents a wish for a life filled with everything you need.

These items are very versatile and can be used to share nuts and sweets with friends at your next dinner party. They are also an interesting way for holding jewellery.

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