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A FASCINATING LARGE PAIR OF JAPANESE LACQUER CANDLESTICKS – ASHINAGA & TENAGA

£11,500.00

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large and unusual pair of late Edo /early Meiji period 1868-1912 lacquer candlesticks, the large and decorative sticks have been formed as the mythical characters Ashinaga and Tenaga , they are usually depicted fishing with Ashinaga standing in the water and Tenaga using his long arms to reach down for the fish , according to fables Ashinaga’s legs can reach six metres while Tenagas arms can reach three , a formidable pair of fishermen , the portrayals are often very humorous as is the case here , the facial expressions and the muscular limbs being further detailed with polychrome lacquer decoration , a very unusual and large pair of decorative candlesticks from around 1860/70 late Edo period , a great focal and talking point in your room or addition to your Japanese works of art collection .

Provenance:

Direct from Japanese collection .

 

Condition report:

Very good original condition with no obvious signs of damage or repair .

Approximate sizes:

Height : 31.5″   80 cm

Width:   8″       20 cm

Depth:   8″       20 cm

 

Free worldwide delivery included in the price of this item.

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