The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Antique Japanese Lacquer Pipe Case decorated with Skull

Antique Japanese Lacquer Pipe Case decorated with Skull

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 1411125

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A skull in raised powdered silver maki-e lies abandoned upon a fallen grave marker at the bottom of this Meiji period lacquered sagemono kiseruzutsu pipe case. It is about 24 cm (9 inches) long and in fine condition. Sliding it open reveals an explicit image of two persons coupling. Perhaps a reminder to the owner of the impermanence of life; get it while you can? It contains a period reed and metal pipe.