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19c Daruma tobakoire ojime netsuke slide kiseruzutsu

19c Daruma tobakoire ojime netsuke slide kiseruzutsu


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1327722
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century Japanese set of tobakoire (tobacco box), staghorn ojime bead and wooden kiseruzutsu (tobacco pipe holder), all connected by silk cord. Tobakoire is carved in a form of Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic robe. The face of the figure can be moved out to reveal a cavity used for storing shredded tobacco. The body of the figure is carved out of soft kiri wood, the face is boxwood, eyes are inlaid with yellowish glass, pupils are drilled from the back of inlays and painted black. Wonderful feel of old age. Kiseruzutsu is carved in a shape of a stretching Ashinaga - a South Sea islander with exceedingly long legs, his mouth open in a wide yawn. Clever design, buttons of his coat are inlaid with black horn, nice carving, pleasant patina. Ojime is staghorn dice with dots highlighted in black ink. Tobakoire height 4 1/2 inches, kiseruzutsu length 7 3/4 inches.