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A LARGE JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD (KEYAKI) EBISU JIZAIKAGI (KETTLE HOOK)
19TH CENTURY
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 125,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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3037
A LARGE JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD (KEYAKI) EBISU JIZAIKAGI (KETTLE HOOK)
19TH CENTURY
Estimation
100 000150 000
Lot. Vendu 125,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A LARGE JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD (KEYAKI) EBISU JIZAIKAGI (KETTLE HOOK)
19TH CENTURY
substantially modelled, the J-shaped hanger constructed with chamfered corners forming a facetted octagonal-sectioned body, each side of the straight end with a square-sectioned projecting peg for suspension from the ceiling or roof beams, the wood patinated to a warm and vareigated reddish-brown colour
76.5 cm, 30 1/8  in.
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Description

The jizaigaki is the hook from which an iron kettle for making tea is suspended. It is found in the heart of the home above the irori or sunken hearth where a family gathers and guests are welcomed. While the aesthetics of tea ceremony utensils became viewed with increasing importance, kettle hooks were also increasingly formed with elaborately finished woods. Zelkova (keyaki) is the most expensive and prized wood with a beautiful dense grain pattern.

The present J-shaped hook is named after one of the Seven Gods of Luck, Ebisu, because it resembles the form of his tall hat. Ebisu is a god of wealth, fishermen and guardian of health in small children. He is often portrayed with a fishing rod and a red carp.

Curiosity III

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