Pipe Case - Yamabushi
Pipe Case - Yamabushi

Pipe Case - Yamabushi

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.

Circa 1880

Unsigned – a blank mother of pearl signature tablet has been inlaid, presumably to replace the lost original

20.5cm long

2.6cm wide

1.7cm deep

If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke you can contact me via the details below.

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Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk

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