A leather tobacco pouch

Item:
148
Region:
Japan
Type:
Miscellaneous
Description:
A leather tobacco pouch, the clasp of shakudo carved as a Samurai warrior taking directions from a squatting figure, details inlaid in gold, silver and copper; silvered backplate with nekko gake. Walrus ivory manju netsuke with shakudo disc carved with a figure (Emma-Ten?) taking tea with a Geisha, details inlaid in copper with gilding. 19th Century.
Metrics:
Length of pouch 5½” (14cms) Diameter of netsuke 2⅛” (5.4cms)
Price:
£1,950