A Japanese Flintlock Tinderlighter Netsuke

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Lot 10
A Japanese Flintlock Tinderlighter Netsuke
Edo Period

Sold for £ 400 (US$ 563) inc. premium
A Japanese Flintlock Tinderlighter Netsuke
Edo Period
The mechanism housed beneath a brass plate with circular tinder compartment, iron cock and pivoting steel, the former released by an external brass button, all contained in the hinged ovoidal russet iron case, the lid decorated with applied silver and copper flower-heads and pins, the base with a brass floret with suspension ring
4.5 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sold in thses Rooms, Fine Antique Arms and Armour..., 29 April 2010, lot 127

    Cf. a very similar example formerly in the Henk L. Visser Collection and sold in these Rooms, 28 November 2007, lot 131
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