GORGEOUS JAPANESE DRAGON-LIKE FISH CLUB

 

Origin:  Japan    (Provenance: Ex. collection of Dr. George Alan Solem (curator of invertebrates at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago).  Dr. Solem died in 1990.  For more information and a complete biography click here  or Google his name.  It is believed that Dr. Solem likely acquired the club from noted antique dealer Bud Holland in Chicago in the 1970's )

Period/Date: Early 20th Century

Materials:  Japanese Cedar (Sugi- Cryptomeria Japonicas)

Description:  This impressive fish club is presented on a custom metal stand.  We're taken by how the artist made a mundane ordinary object into ART.  It features a stylized dragon-like "Tatsu" koi fish with relief-carved feeler tendrils on the top.  Warm mellow patina showing appropriate age and use with some minor dings and dents. 

Dimensions:   Length 13.75"  (35 cm), Width 2.5"  (6.5 cm)

Price:  SOLD       

 

 

 

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