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A Pair of Japanese Folk Art (Mingei) Teak Wood Deities

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1940   item# 795749

A Pair of Japanese Folk Art (Mingei) Teak Wood Deities
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S. Sarvari Crofoot
574-784-8015


$2,600.00 The pair 

Mingei arts in theory are hand crafted, folk art or arts of the people as defined by Yanagi Soetsu in 1927. The controversy now by scholars that it is a hybrid of occidental ideas which Bernard Leach 1887-1979 introduced in Japan in 1907, as a rediscovery of Japanese cultural origins, which in turn, this orientalism they applied to their own art and then projected to other oriental countries. The carvings are of Ebisu-wealth of the sea and patron to fishermen and Daikoku-Wealth of the soil and ...click for details


Chinese Blue Opal Carving

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1980   item# 305490

Chinese Blue Opal  Carving
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S. Sarvari Crofoot
574-784-8015


$ 2,200,00 

The carving is of Ho Tie on a wooden pedestal. It is 984.99 carats, 3 7/8" High, 3 3/8" at widest point. Excellent condition. 20th century.

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