Unsigned - woven pouch with gourd netsuke

Style of Ichiraku. Late 18th - early 19th century

A woven pouch with en-suite gourd netsuke

A woven pouch with en-suite gourd netsuke, joined together by a woven twenty-one link chain.

The Soken Kisho records a craftsman, Tsuchiya Ichiraku of Sakai, also called Bokuten, who excelled in weaving sagemono from roto (wisteria tendrils), particularly mentioning netsuke in the form of small gourds. Barbra Teri Okada further notes that his work was not signed.

A woven pouch with en-suite gourd netsuke

Pouch: 9.6cm
Netsuke length: 6.4cm