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)