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Japanese Antique Hand Carved Wood Fortune Fish



From our recent Japanese Acquisitions Travels An unusual fine old Japanese hand carved wooden fish sculpture -okimono- symbolic of prosperity, perseverance and good fortune. It is signed in red lacquer on one side. Fine original patina. Originally talismans, today these antique works of art serve as wonderful decorative sculptures. Dimensions: 18 inches in length Provenance: Old Southern Japanese collection. History of Fish and Koi Many of the attributes of fish symbolize prosperity and success including several lessons individuals often encounter in life. Fish have a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Some of the characteristics associated with the Koi include: Good fortune, success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition and perseverance. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our lifetime authenticity guarantee.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Taisho (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    South Burlington, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289215061861

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