Offered by: Tishu
By appointment only Atlanta, GA 30327 , United States Call Seller 305.400.0561


An Antique Japanese Tabako Bon

$ 1,600
  • Description
    On offer is an antique Tabaco-Bon on a burlwood base, a pleasure item from Japan circa Meiji period. The piece was fashioned out of a block of natural burl wood with beautiful gnarled surface texture, It carries deep patina from the handling and reflects the concept of Wabi Sabi. A taller smaller holder and a wider teak holder with copper lining were fit into the burl base.
    This type of nature-inspired smoking accessories were very popular and among the literati and commoners alike in the traditional Japanese society, when the pursue of the zen aesthetic was reflected in the daily functional objects. This set was likely used during as part of the accoutrements for smoking sometimes during taking the tea.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: burl and teak
    Condition: Good. Antique original condition, patina on all surface. Accumulation in the gap of the granules of the burl. Natural burl root with possible minor losses at the extremities. The copper lining has lots of age patina as well.
    Creation Date: late 19th century
    Styles / Movements: Bespoke, Asian, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 282287
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.5 in; H. 6.5 in; D. 5.5 in;
    W. 21.59 cm; H. 16.51 cm; D. 13.97 cm;
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