Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Antique Japanese Taisho Era Boat Okimono
A stylish Tabaco-bon in the shape of a boat made of precious hardwoods such as rosewood, black persimmon and Zelkova dating from the Taisho era. The decorative white “nails” are ivory, of which one is missing (see close-ups). Originally made to hold tobacco leaves and a burning coal, two covered compartments are lined with copper, so it could double as a vase. In front a roundel of bamboo, originally the pipe tap, rises like a chimney. The boat is 48 cm long (19 inches). Although there is a (stable) crack in one of the Jindai-sugi wooden lids, overall, it is in excellent condition.
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