Project Description

Rattan Muso-zutsu Pipe Case

Woven in a rectilinear grid pattern with strands of rattan of different thicknesses and colours. Unusually, on each side of both parts there is one vertical line of what looks like rattan which is in fact a series of bone inlays. Shibuichi mount
Signed on the inner sleeve: Seiko. Circa 1900

21.7 cm


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


Virginia Atchley and Neil Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection of Japanese Miniature Arts, 2006, p. 296, no. S37