Pouch with dragon. (Sold)
Pouch (kinchaku) in coconut, fabric and doe-skin. The coconut round plate is finely engraved with a dragon in the clouds, the eyes inlaid with metal.
Similar purses are know as a specialty of Kurokawa Masahide, a Nagasaki carver specializing in netsuke and sagemono in different types of nuts. For other kinchaku by Masahide see our catalog no 7, Netsuke Sagemono and Books for Craftsmen, Venice 1998, no. 34. Helmert-Corvey (ed.) Inrō: Das Ding am Gürtel. Bielefeld 1997, no. 137 (Kress Collection). Sydney L Moss Ltd. Odd Men Out Unique works by individualist Japanese artists. London 1998, no. 42.
Wood netsuke in the shape of a basket of charcoal for the tea ceremony (sumitori).
Ojime in metal with a flower.
Dimensions 8,8 x 8,4 cm.
No.: S 209