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Antique Japanese Pair of Ceramic Lucky God Masks

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Antique Japanese pair of yakimono (term for Japanese pottery) masks of two of the Seven Lucky Gods named Daikoku and Ebisu. Daikoku, usually depicted holding a wooden mallet, is the god of wealth and good fortune, while Ebisu is the god of fishermen and is depicted holding a fishing rod. The two are often paired together in Japanese art. Each mask is mounted on a metal stand. Engraved signature of artist. Taisho period (1912-1925) Size: approx. 6" height, 5" wide (8" w/ stand)