Museum quality Japanese Edo Period sterling silver and lacquer complete tobacco smoking set with three drawers, sterling handles in a shape of turtles, a sterling silver handle mounted over bamboo silver cast leafs. There are two sterling silver finely made, pierced and chiseled removable bowls, one with a handle and a pierced top and the other one with a hand-hammered lid and a chiseled body. Both are made with sterling silver. Four sterling silver corners are applied over the base of the set.
The lacquer part is finely done with maki-e and hiromaki-e technique and has two turtles on rocks in river and two ducks and Bamboo on both sides. There are two ducks and two ducklings in water and Bamboo on the back. The upper pierced sides of the set are finely decorated with lacquered decorations over the interior.
The removable plate with openings for bowls also have maki-e and nashiji decorations.
9 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" tall (with a handle down) and 5 1/2" deep.