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Lot 214 - Auction 115

Estimate:
800,00/1.000,00 €
Starting price:
500,00 EUR
Price realized:
550,00 EUR
Bids:
2


A STONE CARP WITH TRACES OF LACQUER
Japan, Edo period

16 x 67 x 14 cm

Provenance: Italian private collection.

The carp (鯉, koi) is a fish that in Japan takes on various symbolic meanings of good omen, such as luck, happiness and wealth. It is also an emblem of perseverance since, according to a well-known legend of Chinese origins, it was able to swim upstream along the river until it reached the Dragon's Gate, thus finally managing to obtain immortality.



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