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

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

c. 1870 JAPAN

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

£14,850 gbp
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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 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 Ashinagas 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 the 1860-80 period.

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.
Very good original condition with no obvious signs of damage or repair .
Direct from Japanese collection .
Dimensions
Height 80.00 cm (31.50 inches)
Width 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Depth 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Medium
LACQUER
Signed/Inscribed
1870
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)
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