A boxwood kiseruzutsu (pipe case) By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, early 20th century
Lot 94
A boxwood kiseruzutsu (pipe case)
By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, early 20th century
Sold for £7,750 (US$ 12,127) inc. premium

Lot Details
A boxwood kiseruzutsu (pipe case) By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, early 20th century A boxwood kiseruzutsu (pipe case) By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, early 20th century
A boxwood kiseruzutsu (pipe case)
By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, early 20th century
Of otoshi-zutsu type, in the form of a bean pod, of elegant shape, delicately carved to show the contours of the beans within and carved in relief with three leaves and tendrils attached to a curling stalk which forms the cord attachment, signed Soko with inlaid red-lacquer seal Morita.
20.7cm (8 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫きせる筒 鞘豆 銘「藻己 森田(丸印)」 20世紀前期

    Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell collection.
    Purchased from Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 2008.
    Wrangham collection, no.2284.

    Published: Raymond Bushell, Kiseruzutsu, The Japanese Pipe Case, Arts of Asia, November-December, 1980, p.92, no.36.
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