A bronze single-hole table-top cigar-cutter
By Sadanori, Meiji Period
The cover inset with two oval panels enclosing kacho-ga scenes in iroe-takazogan and surmounted with a figure of Bishamonten, one of the 'Guardian Deities of the Four Directions' (shitenno), standing in a belligerent pose on a curved square pedestal, the reverse is attached with an integral cutting lever, the large chamber holding the cigar cuttings decorated in relief on all four sides with a bronze bat, reserved on a ground engraved with flowers strewn on an archaic-patterned ground; signed Sadanori chu. 21cm x 13.2cm x 9.7cm (8¼in x 5 3/16in x 3¾in). (2).