Kurogaki Kiseruzutsu with monkey and crab
Unsigned. 23cm long
The black persimmon wood pipe case applied in gold or gilt copper with a long armed monkey hanging from a vine and stretching down towards a crab beneath the crescent moon, reflected by a silver inlay in the waters below. The monkey’s eyes are inlaid with dark horn and one hand forms the cord attachment.
Small crack to the vine border around the mouth of the lower case