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Antique Japanese Pilgrim Gourds

Antique Japanese Pilgrim Gourds


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 947635
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14380 Shoreline Highway
Valley Ford, CA 94972-0419
707-876-3392

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$750

Together for more than a century, these mated gourds were used for generations of the same family in Japan. The gentleman's gourd is approximately 14 inches long and the lady's is about 8-1/2. (The latter one has a fine lacquer repair that shows in the close-up photo. The stoppers are carved persimmon wood, the lady's has a brass ring and a bone ring for hanging the two gourds.