Large Hook for a Kettle (Jizaigake)

A work made of wood.

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  • A work made of wood.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Artist unknown
Japanese, active late 19th/early 20th century

About this artwork

This hook, known as a jizaigake, would have been used in a wealthy farmhouse to hold a kettle on a chain above a hearth. Its slanted top is in the shape of the hat of one of the gods of good fortune, Daikoku. It is most likely made of keyaki (zelkova) wood, which exhibits a distinctive flamelike grain.

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Title

Large Hook for a Kettle (Jizaigake)

Origin

Japan

Date

1875–1925

Medium

Wood

Dimensions

49.6 x 50.5 x 33.5 cm (19 1/2 x 19 7/8 x 13 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman

Reference Number

2004.222

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