FUTAGAMI FUNDO Brass Bookend

$195.00  

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Brass bookends with a crude casting surface. Two types are available, FUNDO and KOMAGATA. Both are designed after Japanese traditional symbols or shapes.

Sold singly.


dimensions (mm):

Brass Bookend FUNDO [Weight] 
(w69 x d45 x h110mm, 1200g)


material(s):

Brass


descriptions:

The brass bookends are heavy in weight so that they can stably hold books.

The bottom is lined with a felt so that it won't damage the surface on which the bookends are placed.

FUNDO bookends have the shape of Japanese old-style weights which were used for scaling silk or silver currency in the EDO period. FUNDO shape is still alive as a map symbol for banks today.

The surface of the bookends is IHADA-finished, a crude casting surface. The bookend gradually changes its color over the course of years due to oxidization. The longer it is used, the richer and subtler it becomes.