19th century Japanese cherry bark tobakoire (tobacco box, and a form of 1-compartment inro) overlaid with lacquered wood netsuke in a shape of giboshi (a bridge post finial) and a natural fruit pit carved with 2 scenes of scholars. Wonderful object with clean lines made in traditional kabazaiku technique developed in Akita Prefecture 250 years ago and emphasizing cherry bark either silk texture or metal-like luster and its rich variety of brown colors. Great quality work with beautiful bark texture and pattern. Two parts fit snugly, very pleasant patina. Good netsuke in Japanese taste, very nicely carved ojime, old silk cord. Tobakoire size 3.67 x 2.76 x 1.2 inches.