A pale wood kiseruzutsu with tabako-ire
The kiseruzutsu by Toshiyama Soko (1868-1935), Meiji/Taisho period
The kiseruzutsu carved in sunk relief and tinted with the bumbuku chagama ('The Badger tea kettle'), beneath an engraved poem, the design continued on the reverse, signed Muryoju an shu Soko with kao; with deer-skin tabako-ire, the mae-kanagu of shakudo, gold and silver with a boy ox-herd playing the flute beside his recumbent ox.
The kiseruzutsu 22.3cm (8¾in).
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