Project Description

Rattan Muso-zutsu Pipe Case

Cleverly woven with three adjacent strands of lighter rattan which criss-cross through the design and look almost like a snake-skin. The himotoshi is integral to the weaving of the body

Unsigned. Circa 1900
21 cm

Provenance:

Virginia & Susan Atchley, LA, sold by order of the latter’s executors

Literature:

Virginia Atchley and Neil Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection of Japanese Miniature Arts, 2006, p. 296, no. S34 (described as being of woven tortoise-shell)

MR772

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