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Small pothook hanger, jizaigake, Japan 19th c.

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Small pothook hanger, jizaigake, Japan 19th c.

Beautiful wooden jizaigake, or pothook hanger. This type is called Daikoku, after the shape of Daikokuís 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. Good piece of mingei. Zelkova wood with rests of smut, especially in the grooves. Japan, 19th century. H 9 Ĺ; w 9 ľ; 2 ĺ inches. Slight traces of usage, very good condition.
The straight hangers are called Ebisu, after the courtly hat that Ebisu is usually depicted with. These are the two most common variations in jizaigake.

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