Meiji Bijutsu

Meiji Period Kiseru Set

Meiji Period Kiseru Set

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Inro and Sagemono: Pre 1920: Item # 1287256
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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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A very fine set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The tabako-ire is made of pressed leather, painted to represent a garden scene, with a metallic ojime (cord fastener) decorated in minute details with black and gold lacquer. The kiseru-zutsu is made of lacquered wood and contains a kiseru. Its bamboo stem shows the usual marks of usage and a short crack near the shank, which also bears marks of usage. The mouth piece is loose but does not come off.

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The set is in overall very good condition; most of the cord used to guide the tightening cord is missing, but the pouch can still be closed.
Dimensions: kiseru 19.9 cm (8 in), tabako-ire 9.8 x 11.6 cm (3.9 x 4.6 in), kiseruzutsu (closed) 22.2 cm (8.88 in)

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