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Yokogi - Japanese mingei wood carving sea bream

Yokogi - Japanese mingei wood carving sea bream

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1330446

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Profoundly well-defined wood carving sea bream pot adjuster ('yokogi') of pothook ('jizaikagi') for the traditional Japanese hearth ('irori'), as a primitive Japanese mingei folk art piece in aesthetic soot-covered condition for the actual use. Edo-Meiji period, 19th century. approx. L 41cm (16.14in)

The motif of yokogi had tend to be the stuff involved with water like this sea bream for the charm of fireproofing, and such motif like fishes were believed for theft prevention because of their eyes without blinking.

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