This is a beautifully crafted, hand made cherry wood book mark or page turner, certainly not recent. It is in near mint condition, no damage that I can find. It measures approx 16 L, with the handle portion a slightly modified Cherry tree branch revealing the rugged dark bark and exposed polished grain of the wood. The two cherries are made of Cherry wood, held in place tightly by two stiff wires serving as their stems. There are traces of green paint on those stems.
THIS PIECE MIGHT BE SIGNED very discretely. The 8h and 9th photographs reveal the location and a close up of a very small scratched formation which does not appear to be an accident. It is to the right side on the bark. Photo # 8 highlights the position of this area in front of the cherry, and photo #9 shows a closeup of this mark.
This piece exemplifies the Oriental aesthetic of finding beauty in natural objects, with this Cherry wood branch only slightly modified to further reveal the beauty of the wood. Check out my other items for more Orientalia. Most of my items close on Sunday evenings, 9:00 Central. Im Always happy to take questions or comments. I do want all my customers to be satisfied, so please, let me know your concerns so I can assist.
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The item "JAPANESE VINTAGE HIGH QUALITY CARVED CHERRY WOOD FIGURAL BOOK MARK-PAGE TURNER" is in sale since Sunday, November 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Letter Openers".The seller is "saganguy" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.