Tobacco Pouch

Japanese Fine Antique Sterling Kiseru Pipe and Slip Box, Leather Tabokoie (Tobacco Pouch) with Copper Kanemono Wheat Clasp and Ojime Bead | Meiji Era



Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: Kiseru  - 7-3/4”l; Slip Box - 8-3/4”l; Pouch - 5-0’l x 3-0”w

This is a complete set – foursome- of Japanese antiques including and original Kiseru pipe, its leather cover/ slip box, a leather pouch with copper abstracted Wheat Sheaf embellishment. The piece has a connecting leather cord with it’s original cinnabar colored Chrysanthemum carved Ojime bead, all dating to the 19th century- over `100 years ago. The pouch is signed on the inside plaque, as well as on the pipe’s mouth piece which is marked with Japanese characters relating to the Crane/nature motif.

The Kiseru pipe is smoothly cast with a Crane etching on a textured silver is a traditional smoking pipe from the Meiji Era. It is made of two separate ends with a central section of bamboo. Both the mouth piece as well as the bowl ends are made of high grade Japanese cast silver. They have an aged, warm patina from over a century of use. 

Condition: Excellent condition, beautifully textured leather and box, along with their warm aged patina remain in functionally fine condition.