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BUNKO, 19th C.Japanese Bamboo Kiseruzutsu: Rakan w/ an Alms Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Inro and Sagemono: Pre 1900: Item # 1335003

Please refer to our stock # 168 when inquiring.

This is a fine Bamboo Kiseruzutsu carved, in high relief, the image of Rakan holding an Alms Bowl.. It has a large opening for the insertion and holding of a smoking pipe. It is highly polished, with a mellow patina. It is signed, in seal form, Bunko on the bottom portion of the piece. The kiseruzutsu measures 8.0 inches (20 cm) long, and 0.82 inches (2.1cm) in diameter. It has a couple of very fine age hairlines, but it is solid, and otherwise, in excellent condition as may be seen in the posted photos.