Tobacco Pouch and Pipe with Netsuke of Freshwater Pearl in Gold Mount

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Pouch: Dutch embossed leather with silver foil, and color Clasp: gold, shakudō and shibuichi Ojime: gold Netsuke: freshwater pearl and gold Pipe: metal Pipe case: Dutch embossed leather with silver foils, and color
Dimensions: Pouch: H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Pipe case: L. 9 in. (22.9 cm) Pipe: L. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) Netsuke: Diam. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification: Tobacco Pouches
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number: 14.40.843a, b

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