NG75033 Japanese fish shaped fulcrum for the pot hook assembly over the hearth, a naively carved Carp or Sea Bream with large head pierced for the hooked pole and the large tail pointed upward with a metal loop for the cord attachment, light incised carving for facial details and scales, heavy patination from use. Excellent condition. 5-7/8" High x 14-3/4" Long x 4" Wide. Late Edo, Circa 1800. $4,500.

Ex-Collectis: Ken Domon, Tokyo, purchased in 1964 from Kingo Kondo, Kyoto. Published in a Japanese newspaper in 1964 (article and translation available).

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For further reading about Mingei, please go to our on-line article:  Arts of Asia, March/April 1997,
Mingei International Museum Of Folk Art San Diego by Timothy Mertel