Project Description

Wood Two-Case Tonkotsu with Lacquer Crayfish

Comprising a shallow lower case and deep container above, the body decorated with an ise-ebi in high relief, its antennae sweeping round to the back
Unsigned. Circa 1850
Height: 8.7 cm
The configuration of the cases suggests that this might have been used as a recipient for a seal and ink
J.C. Hawkshaw collection (his label numbered 64 in the lower case)