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Posted 5 years ago

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Can anybody help? This wooden fuguirine was found in a skip by my partner about 20 years ago, we believe it to be japanese and may well be just a holiday souvenir but is well made and the eyes on the man and fish do look like ivory. Have never been able to trace where it is from and not been able to find anything like it, so really just asking if anyone can shed any light? It stands about 32cms tall. Can send more pics if anyone can shed any light, thankyou, Jo

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  1. oldandsilly oldandsilly, 2 months ago
    Interesting sculpture, East Asian, could be Japanese or another small country in the same area. The hat is much too small, so agree, probably meant for tourist trade.
    Love the carving of the fish, and the eyes.
    In Asian culture fish represent a symbol of good fortune, as in having lots to eat, and having the money to pay for it. :-)

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