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Middle large pothook hanger, jizaigake, Japan, 19th c.

Middle large pothook hanger, jizaigake, Japan, 19th c.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 169897

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Beautiful wooden jizaigake, or pothook hanger. This rather straight type is called Ebisu, after the shape of Ebisu’s hat. These hangers were suspended with a rope from a heavy beam, over the open hearth. From the hanger an adjustable hook was hung that held the kettle. Black lacquered zelkova wood. 19th century. 12 ¾ x 10 ¾ x 8 ½ inches. Good piece of mingei. Beautiful patina, some age cracks and slight traces of usage. Very good condition. Metal support.
It is very unusual for jizaigake to be lacquered. A similar piece can be found in the Montgomery collection.