Pipe case - Oni Climbing Pliers
Pipe case - Oni Climbing Pliers

Pipe case - Oni Climbing Pliers

Regular price
Guide Price: £2,400.00
Sale price
£2,400.00

A stag antler kiseruzutsu (pipe case) depicting an Oni climbing up the side of a pair of pliers, holding a mallet in one hand. Although signed Kokusai, Paul Moss writes in his three-volume tour de force on the master, Kokusai the Genius: And Stag-Antler Carving in Japan, that he hasn't to date seen one that he believes is by Kokusai. Regardless of maker, this is a wonderfully fun pipe case that has utilised the natural properties of the material to great effect. The almost dark orange bumpy rind of the antler running up the side make this piece very pleasing in the hand.

Second half of the 19th century

Signed – Koku

Asakusa region 

Length – 21cm

Wdith – 3.4cm

Depth – 2.3cm  

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

Phone or Whatsapp: +447534 423 803

Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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