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Japanese Mingei Carved Keyaki Wood Yokogi Carp Form Pot Adjuster

Japanese Mingei Carved Keyaki Wood Yokogi Carp Form Pot Adjuster


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1317892
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A well carved mingei keyaki (zelkova) wood carp from yokogi (pot adjuster). The scales carved with dimension, rather than simply carved outline, and successfully utilizing the elm grain on one side to conform with the shape of individual scales. Rich patina as expected from hanging above hearth for some time. The eyes appear to be an inlaid material with vitreous surface (perhaps crystal, or polished shell or horn.) Some old wood loss at the end of the tail otherwise in good condition with expected wear from use including an old small loss on the carp's lip which could be easily filled. The surface is more consistent in color than our photographs which exhibit some reflection of light. Length, about 14 inches