A Rare & Beautiful Japanese Jizai Hearth Hook in Male & Female Form
This superb rare form Jizai Hearth Hook is from 18th to 19th Century.
The jizai, or Hearth Hook was part of every traditional Japanese home, they come in different shapes & sizes depending on the home where they were used.
The Jizai was hung over a fire to hold a steel kettle or pot for making tea or cooking, it could be raised or lowered as needed.
This amazing artwork is in a male & female genitalia form. As I have never seen anything like this Jizai I asked a couple of Japanese Art Experts and they said they have never seen an example like this form. The photos speak for themselves, it was carved from a single piece of hardwood that had a natural reddish colour and deep old patina from decades of use the Jizai. The shape just as an artwork is so thoroughly refined in every way.
I am hoping that some very knowledgable person will see this artwork and be able to tell me more about it. Please let me hear from you if you know anything about this amazing artwork
This is one of my most treasured artworks in my private collection & only due to health issues am I listing for sale now.
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