Fashioned from an exceptionally large and solid piece of umimatsu measuring 25 inches. A very hard and heavy material.
Carved with a design of carp, prawns and an eel. The overall stem of the pipe is carved with a detailed design of seaweed.
The carver cleverly used the ingrained natural wood and amber colors inherent in the material to create the colors in the carved images. Done by carving through the top petrified black layers to create the design in the underlying petrified wood.
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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 cla ...click for details
A pair of early Edo Period Japanese Silvered Copper Pricket Candle Sticks.
The overall design is of chrysanthemums “kiku” against a beaded ground.
The tall upright, tapered columns rest on and rise from wide spread high domed eighteen-petal chrysanthemum bases. They culminate in a chrysanthemum-shaped candle dishes with an upright prickets on which to position the candle within a circular support. (see photo included).
Both the bases and holder dishes are shaped like “kiku” (chrysanthemu ...click for details