Tobacco pipe case with tonkotsu and ojime

Made:
1880-1915 in Tsu

Bamboo cane tobacco pipe case, decorated with veneer and lacquere, fibrous palm wood tonkatsu attached by cord, inlaid with wood, ivory and copper, representing pilgrim, tablet bearing inscription, glass beasd ojime strung in cord, reputedly signed by Minko of Tsu, Japanese, 1880-1915

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A35612
Materials:
bamboo, complete, glass, ivory, wood
Measurements:
tonkotsu: 65 mm x 83 mm x 48 mm,
pipe case: 232 mm 32 mm,
ojime: 14 mm,
type:
tonkotsu
taxonomy:
  • bead - pierced object
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • tobacco container
credit:
Glendining
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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