Japanese Tobacco Pipe and Holder, Sagemmono.
The Kiserutsuzu (pipe holder)is of boxwood in the form of Ashinaga, an exquisitely carved elongated standing figure.
The Kiseru (pipe) is of bamboo, steel and silvered copper incised with a chrysanthemum and bamboo motif.
The Tonkotsu (tobacco box) is of of kiri and teak in the form of Daruma with a large movable head, mother of pearl eyes, a mother of pearl butterfly,and a carved,lacquered beetle at the front. He has His mouth open and he is clasping the leads tethering the kiserutsuzu.
Mounted in a new custom acrylic stand which allows for easy opening and if desired removal and replacement of piece.
Without question the finest pipe of this type and period that I have seen for sale. Compare to the similar piece in The Netsuke Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, page 146.
Kiserutsuzu (pipe holder)—8 ¼ inches
Kiseru (pipe)--------7 ¾ inches
Tonkotsu (tobacco box)----3 ¼ inches high X 3 inches wide
Acrylic Stand-------18 inches high X 7 ¾ inches wide at base