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