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Japanese wooden Mingei Fish Yokogi sculpture okimono

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1186537

Please refer to our stock # 105 when inquiring.

Lovely antique wooden adjustable fish-shaped lock (Yokogi) of pothook (Jizaikagi) for Japanese traditional hearth (Irori), dated back to Edo period, 19th century.

Quite an exceptionally pure expression with simple iron-eyes, through the rough and easy carving on well-used and well-fumigated body in the tasteful feeling of "maturely melting", as a recommendable Mingei folk art piece for the decoration as Okimono and for its practical use as Yokogi as its usage. Fine antique condition for this type as is.

38.7cm in length / 13.2 x 3.8cm (15.23in / 5.19 x 1.49in)