Project Description

Walrus ivory musozutsu pipe case in the form of a bamboo 

Carved from a very fine walrus tusk, the crystalline core barely visible at the ends, and the loop for the cord integral to the piece

Signed: kiyo. Circa 1900

22.2 cm


Compare with another in stag antler, sold by me and illustrated in Davey and Atchley, ‘The Virginia Atchley Collection of Japanese Miniature Arts’, 2006, p. 296, no.S6. That one had a gold mount with cord attachment