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Japanese Antique Wooden Fish Shaped Jizai Hook
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Japanese Antique Wooden Fish Shaped Jizai Hook

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1240182
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Charming rustic Japanese antique jizai hook for heating water over a fire, made of keyaki (elm) wood and carved in the shape of a fish, beautiful wood grain with a deep patina from years of use, an iron hook is attached to the tail, a rope or chain would have threaded through a vertical hole from head to mouth, Edo Period (early to mid 19th century). Total size: 15" long x 6 1/2" high (fish is 4" high)