Offered for sale is a beautiful tobacco pouch, pipe holder and ojime bead from Japan. The tobacco box or tonkotsu is made of highly polished wood and measures 4 inches by almost 3 inches by 1-1/2 inches. Due to its rounded form exact measurements are difficult. The box opens along the strings and contains tobacco. There are surface blemishes and some scratches to the exterior of the piece. The pipe holder or kiseruzutsu is made of stag horn or bone and features openwork decoration and a bird flying below the moon and a cloud. There are striations along the side that lead me to believe it is made of stag horn and not other materials. The eyelets for the ropes appear to be made of copper or rose-colored gold. There is dark staining to the outside of the case, which may be part of the horn or may have been caused by burning. This piece was used to carry a pipe or kiseru. There is no lid to the piece. Above the moon is a place where a string could hold something in place. There is cracking to the side and bottom of the pipe holder. There are surface scratches commensurate with its age and use. Between the two pieces is a beautiful ojime bead made of mixed metals. The bead is signed. (See 10th and 11th photographs.) It looks like the piece could be made of gold and silver similar to mixed metal pieces made by American silver manufacturers such as Tiffany or Gorham (who copied Japanese pieces in the late 19th century.) I'm assuming the writing on the bead is Japanese and not Chinese. The piece is fresh out of an estate and I'd rather sell it all together. Any information about the signature on the bead from a fellow er is appreciated. The bead measures about 1/2 inch in diameter. Please study the photographs before offerding.
Buyer to pay all costs associated with shipping and insurance. All items shipped or
delivered within California will include California sales tax unless a valid
resale number and resale declaration are provided. I will be pleased to combine shipping for multiple items
Returns will only be given for items not as described in the listing and only upon return of the item in the same condition as it was when it left seller. I pack my items very well as you can see from my response. However, I have no control over the item once it leaves my possession, that is why insurance and tracking is recommended. Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of the items, I cannot offer replacements.
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