Fisk Metallic Burial Cases were created and patented by Almond Dunbar Fisk in 1848 in Queens, NY. Almond was originally a stove manufacturer. His brother passed away far from home, and back in those days it was impossible to transport a body hundreds of miles to have a burial in their home town. Almond created the Fisk coffins to be air tight, so the deceased could be transported long distance, fully preserved, back to their family.
A 3 inch tall replica of a Fisk coffin was created into a pendant using a process called electroform; depositing pure copper plating onto items using chemicals and electricity. The finished copper piece was then plated over with a thick layer of fine silver.
This piece has been 3D scanned from the original salesman’s sample paperweight that resides in my personal collection.
This piece is tumble polished, a darkening patina has been added to bring out the details, lacquered, and suspended from an 18 inch chain.
*Please note that patina color may vary slightly*
Your necklace will be beautifully packaged so it is ready to give as a gift or to keep as a treasured adornment for yourself.
- Please specify in the comments at checkout if you would prefer a chain length of 16", 18", or 20". If no size is indicated at checkout you will receive an 18" chain.
- To add a custom sized Stainless Steel chain length longer than 20", please click here to select your desired chain length.
- To add a custom sized Copper chain longer than 20", please click here to select your desired chain length.
- Always remove your jewelry before showering, swimming, or doing any type of strenuous activity.