An interesting antique Japanese carving made from the material known as Umimatsu in Japan. This material is thought to be black coral or petrified wood, or possibly somelacquer. In the natural shape of a coral or petrified wood branch with a well carved bird with a red glass inlaid eye. The use may have been for a handle, part of a sagemono ensemble, or a container for medicine or other. Does have an opening at one end. Viewer info gladly accepted. Very good antique condition with minor blemishes from age or natural state of material. 19th century or older. Dimensions: 2.25" long x about an inch in widest part. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back(not shipping)providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of receipt and the way it was sent/packed. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless valid sales tax number and signed form provided.