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Japanese Lacquered Tesage Tobacco bon Set
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Japanese Lacquered Tesage Tobacco bon Set

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1174361
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A Japanese tobacco tray, known as tabako bon in Japanese. The set comes with a hi-ire or the container for the charcoal, two drawers to put tobacco in and a kiseru or bamboo pipe. The tray is done in lacquer emulating the pattern on wood grain, as if the tray was done simply with wood and a light stain. The metal fittings on the handle are decorated with pine and the lid for the hiire is decorate with motif of gourds. The side of the tobacco tray contain curled-like extensions and the extensions are used to hold the pipe when not in use. Age: Late Edo Period, 19th century Size: Height: 10.5" Width: 8.25" Length: 13"