We use cookies to remember choices you make on functionality and personal features to enhance your experience to our site. By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies. Please refer to our privacy and cookie policies for more information

Skip to main content

Fine Japanese Works of Art from the Edward Wrangham Collection (Online only) / An ivory kiseruzutsu (pipecase) with tabako-ire (tobacco pouch) Late 19th/early 20th century (2)

Lot 57
Ф,Y
An ivory kiseruzutsu (pipecase) with tabako-ire (tobacco pouch)
Late 19th/early 20th century
18 June – 9 July 2018, 10:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

£800 - £1,200

Own a similar item?

Submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

How to sell

Looking for a similar item?

Our Japanese Art specialists can help you find a similar item at an auction or via a private sale.

Find your local specialist

Specialists

An ivory kiseruzutsu (pipecase) with tabako-ire (tobacco pouch)

Late 19th/early 20th century
Of muso-zutsu form, carved in sunk relief with a puppy seated in deep snow, turning to look at a fukujuso (adonis) flower, sealed Tomioka; the brocade tabako-ire decorated with chidori (plovers) over seigaiha (formalised waves), the mae-kanagu of gold, silver and shakudo, formed as two swimming fish, the shibuichi plate on the reverse engraved and gilded with grasses and jakago (basket and stone breakwaters) in chinkinbori; with a bamboo and metal pipe; and a glass ojime. The pipe case 23.2cm (9 1/8in) long. (2).

Footnotes

象牙彫きせる筒 仔犬に福寿草 銘「富岡(方印)」 
竹製きせる 無銘
布製たばこ入れ
19世紀後期/20世紀前期

Provenance: Trudel Klefisch, Cologne, 2009.
Wrangham collection, no.2342.

The seal Tomioka most likely refers to a design by the celebrated painter Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924).

The Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art: Part VI, lot 55.

Additional information