19th C. ANTIQUE JAPANESE MINIATURE LACQUER & GILT TABAKO BON / TOBACCO BOX
THIS LISTING IS FOR A UNIQUE 19th CENTURY ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER AND GILT MINIATURE TABAKO BON OR TOBACCO BOX. THIS NICE MINIATURE BOX IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE OR REPAIRS. FEATURES A BLACK LACQUERED BODY WITH GILDED FLORAL DECORATION. HAS THREE FUNCTIONAL PULL OUT DRAWERS WITH GILDED EDGES AND METAL SWING HANDLE AND TWO METAL PIECES FITTED INTO THE TOP. MEASURES 2" HIGH, 2 1/4" WIDE AND 1 1/2 DEEP. THIS NICE MINIATURE TABAKO BON OR TOBACCO BOX WAS USED FOR SMOKING PIPES CALLED KISERU. THE DRAWERS HELD TOBACCO AND THE LARGER TUBE HELD SMALL BURNING COALS WITH A BED OF ASH IN THE BOTTOM SO AS NOT TO BURN THE WOOD AND THE SMALLER ONE HELD WATER FOR KNOCKING THE BURNT TOBACCO INTO. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! ANTIQUE JAPANESE MINIATURE LACQUER & GILT TABAKO BON / TOBACCO BOX" is in sale since Thursday, May 24, 2012. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tea Caddies". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Tabaco Bon/Tobacco Box
- Age: 1850-1899
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Original/Reproduction: Original