Antique Japanese tobacco pouch and matching pipe case, each carved with an octopus. The pipe case is made all of boxwood and holds a tobacco pipe made of bamboo with silver and mixed metal fittings. The matching tobacco pouch is carved of kiri wood in the form of a fisherman’s basket with a lid made of of boxwood and carved in the form of another octopus. Both practical and whimsical.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: Pipe case: 8″ long. Tobacco pouch: 3 1/4″ high x 2 1/4″ wide