Unsigned - tobacco pouch and wood netsuke

circa 1880

A tooled leather and fabric tobacco pouch

A tooled leather and fabric tobacco pouch and wood sashi netsuke in the shape of a bean pod. The leather has stylised foliate design, while the fabric is embroidered with wheels against a ground of purple knotted silk. The clasp is in the shape of an archaic fish, the metal tacks also serving as eyes.

A tooled leather and fabric tobacco pouch

Width (pouch): 9.6cm,
length (bean): 14.6cm