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Japanese Gilt Takamaki-E Tabako-Bon, C. 1850

$1,580

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This box with many drawers is a Japanese tabako-bon, or 'tobacco tray,' used to store tobacco and smoking accessories. Believed to have evolved from the traditional accessories of Japanese incense ceremony, tabako-bons first came into use in the 17th century and were often beautifully decorated to display one's wealth and status. This elegant tabako-bon is lacquered and gilt in the takamaki-e style with a pattern of flowering wisteria branches that drape gracefully across all four sides. Two round brass containers are set into the top, the larger a small hibachi (hi-ire) used for lighting one's pipe. Insulated by a layer of ash, lit charcoal was placed into the hibachi and accessed via the ruyi-form cut-out in the domed lid. On the right is a matching container (haifuki) used to hold ash and waste. This smoking set includes a lacquered bamboo smoking pipe (kiseru), supported by hinged metal hooks on the front. A classic example of a fine Japanese lacquerware, this smoking set lives on as a beautiful keepsake of the past. Additional dimensions: Box: 5.25"D x 8.75"W x 6"H With handle upright: 9.25"H Pipe: 12"L x 0.25"D Upper drawers: 4.75"D x 3.5"W x 0.75"H Lower drawer: 4.75"D x 7.75"w x 1"H.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)Width: 8.75 in. (22.23 cm)Depth: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Style
    Meiji (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bamboo,Brass,Wood,Gilt,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CANT0121stDibs: LU820028524042

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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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