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Silver and Wood Cigarette Set by Nagata Tomijiro
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Silver and Wood Cigarette Set by Nagata Tomijiro

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 1227413
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A elegant and luxurious cigarette set by Ikkakusai, Nagata Tomijiro. The work is a combination of silver, woven strips of wood, and lacquer. The exterior section of the lid has two fan shaped silver plates insets with traditional motifs of bamboo, lingzhi (reishi), and the sage jurojin. The box has a metal and glass ash tray, a compartment for a lighter, and below a drawer for extra cigarettes. Cigarettes became popular in Japan during the Taisho and early Showa Periods. Age: Taisho Period Size: length 8.9" width 7.75" height 3.25"