The Fox and the Rooster Aesop Fable Wax Seal Charm - The Truth Will Always Prevail

Pictured is a fox eyeing a rooster in a tree with the Italian caption "Astuto Contro Astuto" which translates to "Crafty Outwits Crafty" or "Cunning Outwits Cunning". The moral of the story being that cunning will outwit cunning, trust your instincts as you can't always believe everything you hear. Eventually the truth wins the day and those who practice deceit are caught in a web of their making. Those who understand the moral will be around to crow another day.

This charm is symbolic of one who is clever and witty, one who can see though the bull and trickery and turn the tables on their adversary.


Your jewelry comes beautifully gift boxed and includes a card with the charms meaning & symbolism, ready for gifting!
►SIZE: charm measures 3/4" in diameter
►MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
►NECKLACE OPTION: You may chose to order JUST the pendant or select from a variety of sterling chains available in shiny silver or antiqued silver finishes from the drop down menus.
►CHARM ONLY OPTION: If you chose to order the charm only it will come on a 5mm sterling jump ring that you may thread onto your own necklace.



A rooster was perched on a branch of a very high tree, crowing loudly. His powerful exclamations were heard throughout the forest and caught the attention of a hungry fox who was out and about looking for a prey.
The fox saw how high the bird was positioned and thought of a sly way to bring the rooster down for his meal.
"Excuse me, my dear proud Rooster," he gently spoke, "Have you not heard of the universal treaty and proclamation of harmony that is now set before all beasts and birds and every creature in our forest. We are no longer to hunt or prey nor ravish one another, but we are to live together in peace, harmony, and love. Do come down, Rooster, and we shall speak more on this matter of such great importance."
Now, the rooster, who knew that the fox was known for his sly wit, said nothing, but looked out in the distance, as if he were seeing something.
"At what are you looking so intently?" asked the fox
"I see a pack of wild dogs," said the rooster, "I do believe they're coming our way, Mr. Fox."
"Oh, I must go," said the fox.
"Please do not go yet, Mr. Fox," said the rooster, "I was just on my way down. We will wait on the dogs and discuss this new time of peace with all."
"No, no," said the fox, "I must go. The dogs have not heard of this treaty of peace yet."


♡♡ This pendant is made using the original wax seal that dates to the mid 1800's. The charm has been given an antique patina to bring out all the details. Please note that the picture has been enlarged so you can see the detail. Each one is handmade to order, unique and one-of-a-kind in every regard. Due to their handmade nature, they may vary slightly in size.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

The impression was very clear and evenly done. Also added two of the very tiny little gemstone dangles. Very happy with this little fox and chicken.


t's absolutely beautiful and exactly what I expected from this seller ^^


I received this gem about a week ago and have wore it every day since. It arrived (on my birthday) with absolutely beautiful packaging. The pendent itself is so gorgeous in person. It's a little smaller than I imagined but I love it as I was initially worried about it being a tad too bulky. It's the perfect size. The detail of the characters is actually amazing for being so small. I love that the message is super tiny which makes it a fun secret for the wearer. I've been wanting a pendent from Shannon's shop for a couple of years now and am so happy I found the perfect one and finally splurged. Beautiful work! Love from Tofino. xx


Arrived well packed, and beautiful! Shipped incredibly fast too. I actually had to wait almost a week after I received the necklace to be allowed to leave a review, because it arrived so quickly. It's a gorgeous piece, and a steal of a deal for the quality. Thank you SO MUCH! 100% recommend.


The detail on this little charm is unbelievable! A whole story depicted on a tiny silver charm! I'm so glad I found Shannon on Etsy. She keeps her prices fair and she doesn't compromise quality for it! One of my favorite shops on Etsy for sure :D thank you Shannon!