Project Description

Stag Antler Otoshizutsu 

Carved as a pierced folded banana leaf with a bat flying over it, one wing providing the cord attachment

Unsigned. Tokyo. Circa 1870

20.5 cm

Provenance: 

Dr. Guibourg collection

Information: 

A similar pipe case with a snail in place of the bat is illustrated in Rokusho no. 28, p. 32, no. 87

Literature: 

Illustrated in Louis Gonse, L’Art du Japon, page 107

MR2001