A walrus ivory musozutsu-style pipe case. A pair of finely carved Yamabushi (Japanese mountain ascetics) decorate the front, one seated holding an axe and the other blowing on a very large conch shell. The himotoshi is formed by a group of swirling clouds. The reverse of the case is uncarved, allowing for the beauty of the material to be fully appreciated.
Unsigned – a blank mother of pearl signature tablet has been inlaid, presumably to replace the lost original
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