O2403 KANBAN CARVED JAPANESE SHOP SIGN, CALLIGRAPHY
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Vintage, quite old.
Width 40 1/2 inches ( 101.5 cms )
Height 14 1/2 inches ( 36.8 cms )
Thickness 3/4 inches ( 2cms )
Very Good for the age, as with most old wooden items, there are some cracks, see photos. The top edge is actually part of the trunk of the tree and has a natural knot which all adds to it's charm, see photos. There are a few watermarks.
This is a lovely Japanese shop sign skillfully carved in hardwood, most probably Mahogany. It also has the seals of the maker incised in the left bottom and right upper corners of the sign. Wonderful design statement!
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