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).