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Kiseruzutsu, staghorn, tiger and bamboo, Japan, 19th c.

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Kiseruzutsu, staghorn, tiger and bamboo, Japan, 19th c.
$ 750

Pipecase of the otoshizutsu form carved out of stag antler with a décor in low relief of a tiger crouching on a rock with sprigs of bamboo surrounding the rock. Surrounding the himotoshi is more bamboo. Unsigned. Japan, 19th century.
H 7 7/8 inches
Worn with old damages in thinner areas of the stag horn and small hole approximately where the pipe head would be, further scraped off with a knife.

Comes with a root wood tonkotsu or tobacco container (H: 3 inches) and an ojime made of wood covered with lacquer and with mother-of-pearl inlays.

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