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Ebony pipe holder in the form of a beanpod

The otoshi-zutsu type case hollowed out from the ebony leaving a very thin skin of wood, naturalistically carved with a stem and leaves at the top, much of the length open along one edge, and applied on the outside with a marine ivory snail.

Signed: Hokkyō Sessai with kaō
Echizen, circa 1860-80
Length: 22 cm